Jennifer Aniston, fellow 'Friend' stars pay homage to Michael Tyler

By: News Desk      Published: 07:15 PM, 26 Oct, 2021
Jennifer Aniston, fellow 'Friend' stars pay homage to Michael Tyler

Jennifer Aniston among others paid tribute in the memory of actor James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther in "Friends."

 The 59-year-old star died Sunday following his battle with prostate cancer.

Tyler, who played the grumpy coffee guy at Central Perk who secretly pinned Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), was often called the seventh member of the posse "Friends" after starring in 148 episodes of the hit sitcom.

Jennifer Aniston shared a post on Instagram that included a photo of Tyler from the set and a clip of the couple from the last episode as Gunther declared his love for Rachel (Aniston) leaving, who kindly turned him down.

Courtney Cox, who played Monica, added her own tribute. “The size of the gratitude you brought into the room and shown on set every day is the size of the gratitude I feel for knowing you,” she wrote. 

Tyler was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018.

Tyler is survived by his wife Jennifer Carno, whom his manager described as "the love of his life".