James Avery Who Played Uncle Phil on ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ Has Died
James Avery, the man best known for his role as uncle Phil on the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' has died. He passed away on New Year's Eve in Los Angeles at the age of 65.
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
According to TMZ, Avery died from complications from a recent open heart surgery operation.
Growing up I watched every episode of the Fresh Prince. Uncle Phil, Will, Carlton and the whole gang were part of my childhood and brought great joy to my life. James Avery will always be Uncle Phil to me and the man will be missed.
News of Avery's death spread quickly on social media as did the memories.
R.I.P. James Avery ( Uncle Phil ) #FreshPrince pic.twitter.com/cbyFFy3NiY — Your Thoughts! (@LostWords_) January 1, 2014
RIP to the greatest 90s father figure, Uncle Phil (James Avery). This episode will forever be emotional. pic.twitter.com/E44bfv2OUU — Honey Hendrix. (@HoneyTheHippie) January 1, 2014
If You Grew Up On Fresh Prince, You Would Understand How Hard It Is To Know That Uncle Phil Is Dead pic.twitter.com/HGez2ZoySe
— ♛F̷resh P̷rince ♛ (@LiLdavid29) January 1, 2014
Greatest scene ever. R.I.P "Uncle Phil" from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air pic.twitter.com/eBA8noeTh9
— Manny's Thoughts® (@MannySpeaks101) January 1, 2014
The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" will be a lasting memory! Rest in peace James Avery aka Uncle Phil. pic.twitter.com/k32jSENcFA
— Shiekh Shoes (@ShiekhShoes) January 1, 2014