Fresh Prince’s ‘Uncle Phil’, James Avery Dies
Actor James Avery who played Uncle Phil to Will Smith’s character on the 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has died.
It is believed he died last night according to TMZ. He had recently undergone surgery for an undisclosed illness and developed complications.
He was 68.
Alfonso Ribeiro who played his son Carlton in the sitcom confirmed the news in a tweet:
I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly. pic.twitter.com/UrW0EeBFbO
— Alfonso Ribeiro (@alfonso_ribeiro) January 1, 2014