JENNIFER Aniston and Courteney Cox paid tribute to the late Gunther actor James Michael Tyler after his death at the age of 59.
Jennifer, 52, and Courtney, 57, mourned the loss of their late Friends co-star on social media.
Jennifer Aniston paid tribute to the late James Michael Taylor[/caption]
Courteney Cox remembered James for ‘the size of’ his ‘gratitude’[/caption]
The Morning Show actress shared a throwback video and a lovely snapshot on her Instagram.
In the short clip, James‘ Gunther professed his love to Jennifer’s Rachel, right in front of her boyfriend Ross (David Schwimmer).
Rachel said she loved him too but “not in the same way.”
The snapshot was of James wearing his Central Perk outfit and tie.
Jennifer captioned the post: “Friends would not have been the same without you.”
The Scream actress also shared the same sweet snap of James on her Instagram post.
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Courteney wrote: “The size of gratitude you brought into the room and showed every day on set is the size of the gratitude I hold for having known you.”
She closed with: “Rest In peace James,” and added a black heart emoji.
Also paying tribute, Matt LeBlanc stated: “We had a lot of laughs buddy. You will be missed. RIP my friend.”
Lis Kudrow stated in her Instagram post: “James Michael Tyler, we will miss you. Thank you for being there for us all.”
‘THE WORLD KNEW HIM’
On October 24th, the former Friends actor passed away at the age of 59 after his battle with stage 4 prostate cancer.
TMZ was the first to report on the tragic news as the TV star died at his home in Los Angeles.
The actor’s family released a statement that said: “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh ‘Friend’), from the hit series Friends, but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband.
“Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures.”
The statement concluded: “If you met him once you made a friend for life.”
The late actor is survived by his wife, Jennifer Carno.
Aside from his role as Gunther, James had landed roles on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Scrubs, Modern Music, and Just Shoot Me!
Back in June, James revealed he was battling stage 4 prostate cancer since 2018.
During The Today Show, he mentioned that his cancer had started “mutating” at the beginning of the pandemic.
James revealed: “I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to my bones.
“I’ve been dealing with that diagnosis for almost the past three years…”
He continued: “It’s stage 4. Late-stage cancer. So eventually, you know, it’s gonna probably get me.”
Because his cancer had spread to his bones and spines, he was paralyzed in his lower body.
Due to the chemotherapy, the illness squashed his plans to appear in person at the Friends: The Reunion show, which had aired on HBO Max.
He said: “I wanted to be a part of that, and initially I was going to be on the stage, at least, with them, and be able to take part in all the festivities.”
James pictured with his wife Jennifer Carno[/caption]
James played the role of Gunther on Friends[/caption]
James pictured on the set of Friends[/caption]
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