It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to PCF friend, supporter, advocate, and actor James Michael Tyler (“Gunther” on Friends). Michael was first diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2018. In an effort to bravely use the sorrow of his diagnosis to help as many people as possible, Michael became an advocate and a voice for all impacted by cancer.
Sign the guest book or make a memorial contribution: https://join.pcf.org/memorials/memorial/in-memory-of-james-michael-tyler
Michael first approached the Prostate Cancer Foundation a few months ago, with an interest in getting the word out: early detection saves lives. Those who have a family history of cancer or are Black should begin a conversation with their doctor about prostate cancer screening at age 40; for everyone else, talk to your doctor at age 45 to request a PSA blood test.
Michael is survived by his wife and love of his life, Jenn, who remained by his side throughout his final moments, ever partnered in good times, in sickness, and in eternity. You can watch Michael’s story below.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation
1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401