James Michael Tyler died on Sunday, October 24 at the age of 59 following a difficult battle with prostate cancer. The actor is most well-known for his iconic role on the hit show Friends, where he played coffee shop worker Gunther.
Before his death, he appeared virtually for the Friends: Reunion Special, where he reflected on his time on the award-winning sitcom.
“It was the most memorable 10 years of my life, honestly,” he said at the time. “I could not have imagined just a better experience. All these guys were fantastic and just a joy to work with. It felt very, very special.”
The legendary TV personality passed away at the age of 87 on Saturday, January 23.
The former broadcast journalist was hospitalized in December 2020 following a case of COVID-19, and that a sepsis infection eventually led to his death.
“Well, he was finally ready to go, I will tell you that,” his wife told Entertainment Tonight. “You know, he never wanted to go but his sweet little body was just, it had just been hit so many times with so many things and once we heard the word COVID, all of our hearts just sunk. But he beat it, you know, he beat it, but it did take its toll and then the unrelated infection finally is what took him, but boy, he was not gonna go down easily.”
Sound Of Music star Christopher Plummer — who was famous for his portrayal of Captain Georg von Trapp in the iconic film — died at the age of 91 on Friday, February 5.
He is survived by his daughter Amanda Plummer and his wife Elaine Taylor, who was reportedly by his side at the time of his death.