“Friends”Is one of the most acclaimed comedies of all time. Created by Marta Kauffman and David Crane, the series premiered in 1994 and had among its cast great artists who delighted the audience for more than 10 years. One of the actors who participated in the program was James Michael Tyler, who unfortunately passed away on October 24.
Tyler was known for playing the charismatic Gunther, a barista who was in love with Rachel Green. Due to knowing how to handle the machinery of the cafeteria, his character went from being an extra to having a recurring role, getting to participate in 131 episodes of the show.
The news of his death was shared by one of the directors of “Friends” through your account Twitter. “He was an incredible person who spent his last days helping others. God bless you James, Gunther lives forever “, expressed Kevin Bright.
The 59-year-old actor passed away peacefully on the morning of October 24 after losing a tough battle with prostate cancer. Although doctors were confident of his speedy recovery, his health condition worsened during the pandemic, when he stopped attending his routine check-ups.
According to the information shared by Tyler, the disease was diagnosed in 2018, but he decided to keep the results private until this year, when he surprised the public with the revelation that his cancer was stage four.
Over the past year, cancer has spread to her bones and spine, causing her lower body to paralyze. “I missed a test, which was not a good thing. Cancer decided to mutate at the time of the pandemic and that is how it has progressed ”, revealed James.
One of the things that the actor regretted was not having listened to his wife, who at the time asked him to come to his check-ups. For this reason, the popular ‘Gunther’ called on men to get tested for PSA, which can reveal if there are signs of disease.
“The next time you go just for a basic exam or your annual checkup, ask your doctor for a PSA test. It is easily detectable “, recommended James Michael to his followers.
One of the last wishes of the artist was the power to make people aware of this disease, which, without a doubt, he has achieved. “My goal now is to help save at least one life by making this news known”, express.