(CNN)James Michael Tyler, champion known arsenic the java store manager Gunther connected the deed amusement "Friends," died peacefully astatine his location connected Sunday, according to his typical Toni Benson. He was 59.
"The satellite knew him arsenic Gunther (the seventh "Friend"), from the deed bid Friends, but Michael's loved ones knew him arsenic an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband," Benson's connection read.
Tyler passed distant astatine his Los Angeles location Sunday aft a conflict with prostate cancer, which was archetypal diagnosed successful 2018, according to Benson.
"Michael loved unrecorded music, cheering connected his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself successful amusive and unplanned adventures. If you met him erstwhile you made a person for life," the connection read.
The histrion was champion known for playing Gunther, the manager of the Central Perk java shop, and Rachel's admirer connected the iconic 90s TV amusement for 10 seasons, but helium was successful galore different titles including "Scrubs," "Modern Music," and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."
"Warner Bros. Television mourns the nonaccomplishment of James Michael Tyler, a beloved histrion and integral portion of our FRIENDS family," the "Friends" Twitter account tweeted. "Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues and fans."
Tyler archetypal revealed he was battling Stage 4 prostate crab successful June, erstwhile helium spoke to the NBC's Today Show and said doctors discovered his crab during a regular carnal erstwhile helium was 56.
The crab had dispersed to his bones, helium said, leaving him incapable to walk. He was treated with hormone therapy.
Prostate crab is 1 of the astir communal types of crab and the second-biggest origin of crab decease for men successful the United States, according to the Mayo Clinic. While immoderate types of prostate crab turn dilatory and whitethorn request minimal oregon adjacent nary treatment, others are assertive and tin dispersed quickly.