One of the most famous uncles on American TV, actor James Avery is dead at the age of 65.
Avery starred as Uncle Phil on the hit television show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Little is known on how Avery passed away, but the news is being confirmed via one of his co-stars, Alfonso Ribeiro. Ribeiro co-starred with Avery on Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, which was Will Smith’s acting launchpad. A moment ago the Ribeiro tweeted “deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly.” No word on how Avery died.
Check out the tweet below.
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
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