James Avery, 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Star Dead at 65


We have some sad news going in to the new year.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star James Avery, a.k.a. “Uncle Phil” has passed away.

The 65-year-old actor reportedly recently underwent open heart surgery, and died from complications from the procedure on Dec. 31.

Avery’s wife, Barbara, was by his side before leaving for a brief moment to get food. Upon her return he was dead.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who played the character of Carlton Banks on the comedy series, tweeted his condolences.

“I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was like a father to me.” he wrote Wednesday along with a photo of the late actor and his wife.

Such sad news. R.I.P.


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