Written by Staff Writer
After actor James Michael Tyler’s death on Thursday, a number of celebrities tweeted their reactions on Twitter.
Tyler, who played Dave Foley’s thea and Rachel Green’s friend and boyfriend in the NBC series, passed away at age 75, an NBC spokesperson confirmed.
Here’s how some of them reacted:
Thank you for the inspiration James Michael Tyler. He brought with him so much more than his on screen presence. To the world he was Thea, BUT to friends like me he was …… — Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) February 6, 2020
James Michael Tyler was the comedy hero of many of us in stand up & will be missed terribly. He took comedy to the next level, I hope others get the benefit of that so they can be as successful. #RIP — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 6, 2020
Sad to hear about James Michael Tyler. Grew up in New York City was such a fan. He’ll always be Thea to me. — Kate Flannery (@kate_flannery) February 6, 2020
I am deeply saddened to hear that our friend James Michael Tyler, Thea on Friends has passed away. The best part of my childhood is him. https://t.co/EX7B6uSCVX — Catherine Oxenberg (@CatherineOxenberg) February 5, 2020
Really sad news. Remembering Thea on Friends. She was great. RIP pic.twitter.com/ed2J1gC8Ia — Jenji Kohan (@jkupert) February 5, 2020
RIP James Michael Tyler #Thea. Was a glorious human being, and did so much for me & I. I so highly recommended him to everyone, and to so many — LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) February 5, 2020
“Over the years, one particular memory stirred our hearts.” pic.twitter.com/QigxynEoU8 — Matt Murray (@MattMurrayNewYork) February 5, 2020
RIP James Michael Tyler aka “Thea” from Friends. pic.twitter.com/rJBDFT7wZv — Jordan L. Adkisson (@TheDoctator) February 5, 2020
Love to James Michael Tyler. RIP Thea. Great comedic talent, entrepreneur, and kindly hearted man. pic.twitter.com/pf4UiGjO9o — Mark Steinberg (@MarkSteinberg) February 5, 2020
I am heartbroken over the loss of James Michael Tyler, RIP. — Amber Fillerup (@amfillerup) February 5, 2020
Fond memories of James Michael Tyler. @NBC_Friends forever, Classroom Jones. pic.twitter.com/ZOhtQjtsCc — Lydia Tupper (@LydiaTupper) February 5, 2020