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.

James Avery on Fresh Prince of Bel Air

James Avery on Fresh Prince of Bel Air

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: