Stan Kirsch, best known for his role in the hit sitcom "Friends," was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday. It is suspected that the 51-year-old actor had died from suicide, TMZ reported.
The actor's wife, Kristyn Green, confirmed the news Monday on Facebook.
"He was so loved and we are all just devastated," the post read. "Thank you for your understanding and respecting our privacy during this incredibly difficult time."
Green further wrote that she was grateful to "everyone for the outpouring of love and support," adding that she felt "surrounded by love" during the difficult time.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Green found her husband hanging in their bathroom. Emergency services were called but Kirsch was pronounced dead at the scene.
In light of the apparent suicide, Kirsch's family asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
Kirsch established his acting career as Richie Ryan on the "Highlander" series from 1992 to 1998. He also starred as a guest in several other shows including "Family Law and "JAG" but the highlight of his career came when he was cast in season one of "Friends" as Monica's (Courteney Cox) younger love interest.
Honoring his memory, the official "Highlander" Facebook page shared a post paying tribute to Kirsch.
"He brought a sense of humor, kindness and youthful enthusiasm to the character of Richie Ryan for six seasons," the post read. "Every time we had the opportunity to catch up with Stan, he was nothing but kind, thoughtful and sincere. He was a warm presence that will be missed."
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