Uncle Phil Dead at 65 – Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

While last night filled with good times for all our readers, we’ve got some sad news to start 2014. James Avery, best known for his role as Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has passed away. He was 65 years old. According to TMZ, the beloved actor died in an L.A. hospital last night. While the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, he reportedly underwent surgery for an undisclosed illness recently.

His on-screen son (Alfonso Ribeira)  posted on Facebook  concerning his late co-star.

” The world has lost a truly special man. I am very saddened to say that James Avery has passed. Even though he played my father on TV, he was a wonderful father figure to me in life. He will be deeply missed.”

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