James Michael Tyler has died at age 59.

The former “Friends” star passed away peacefully at his L.A. home on Sunday, according to TMZ.

The actor had been battling stage 4 prostate cancer.

In a statement shared with TMZ, his family 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.”

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“Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures. If you met him once you made a friend for life.”

Tyler revealed his diagnosis earlier this year. 

“I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to my bones,” he explained, while appearing on  “Today”. “I’ve been dealing with that diagnosis for almost the past three years. It’s stage 4 (now). Late-stage cancer. So eventually, you know, it’s gonna probably get me.”

The official “Friends” Twitter page paid tribute to Tyler on Sunday.

Tyler’s “Friends” co-stars also took to social media to share emotional tributes following the heartbreaking announcement.

Jennifer Aniston wrote: “‘Friends’ would not have been the same without you. Thank you for the laughter you brought to the show and to all of our lives. You will be so missed #JamesMichaelTyler 💔”

Courteney Cox posted: “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. Rest In peace James. ♥️”

Lisa Kudrow said, “James Michael Tyler, we will miss you. Thank you for being there for us all. #jamesmichealtyler.”

Matt LeBlanc shared, “We had a lot of laughs buddy. You will be missed. RIP my friend.”

Matthew Perry Tweeted, “We lost a good Friend yesterday in James Michael Tyler. Gunther, you will be missed. Read in Peace.”

David Schwimmer added, “James, thank you for playing such a wonderful, unforgettable role in Friends and for being such a big hearted gentleman and all around mensch off screen.”

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