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Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox speak out after 'Friends' co-star's death at 59, more celebs we lost in 2021

Wonderwall Logo By Marisa Laudadio of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 149: Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the bold-faced names we lost in 2021, starting with this Hollywood talent... Actor James Michael Tyler -- who's best known for playing snarky Central Perk coffee shop manager Gunther on "Friends" for a decade -- died on Oct. 24, just four months after publicly revealing he had advanced prostate cancer that was diagnosed in 2018, People magazine confirmed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he passed away at his home in Los Angeles. James was 59. "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," co-star Jennifer Aniston wrote on Instagram alongside a clip of James, as Gunther, confessing his love for her character, Rachel. Co-star Courteney Cox added in her own post, "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."Keep reading to see more stars who died this year...

Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the bold-faced names we lost in 2021, starting with this Hollywood talent... Actor James Michael Tyler -- who's best known for playing snarky Central Perk coffee shop manager Gunther on "Friends" for a decade -- died on Oct. 24, just four months after publicly revealing he had advanced prostate cancer that was diagnosed in 2018, People magazine confirmed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he passed away at his home in Los Angeles. James was 59. "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," co-star Jennifer Aniston wrote on Instagram alongside a clip of James, as Gunther, confessing his love for her character, Rachel. Co-star Courteney Cox added in her own post, "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."

Keep reading to see more stars who died this year...

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