Fresh Prince of Bel Air's Uncle Phil dies aged 65

Actor James Avery, who was best known for playing 'Uncle Phil' in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has reportedly died at the age of 65.

Avery found fame in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

  • James Avery found fame as Uncle Phil in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The sitcom, which ran on NBC for six years, starred Will Smith as a young rap artist from a tough Philadelphia neighborhood who ended up living with well-heeled relatives in the affluent Bel-Air section of Los Angeles.
  • Avery starred in dozens of TV shows throughout his career including Greys Anatomy, The Closer, LA Law and The Jeffersons.
  • His voice was heard in many animated TV series including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Iron Man.

World mourns death of James Avery

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RIP, James Avery. A whole generation grew up on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Uncle Phil was like everyone's uncle. Sad news.

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So sad to hear about the death of James Avery. Grew up watching (obsessively) 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air'

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Rest In Peace James Avery aka Uncle Phil. Big part of a lot of our childhoods. ? http://t.co/CoIMIVJvSw

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Actor James Avery dies at the age of 65

Actor James Avery, who was best known for playing 'Uncle Phil' in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has reportedly died at the age of 65.

His co-star in the sitcom Alfonso Ribeiro tweeted:

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I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly. http://t.co/UrW0EeBFbO

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