James Avery, television's Uncle Phil, dead at 68

James Avery, most commonly known as Uncle Phil from the popular '90s Will Smith sitcom the Fresh...

James Avery, most commonly known as Uncle Phil from the popular '90s Will Smith sitcom the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died at the age of 65. (Courtesy)

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Fresh Prince Of Bel Air star James Avery has died, aged 68.

Alfonso Ribeiro, who played his TV son on the hit show, took to his Facebook page to break the sad news on Wednesday, calling Avery “a second father”.

He added, “I will miss him greatly.”

Avery recently underwent surgery for an undisclosed illness. He passed away on New Year’s Eve.

He also appeared on TV shows like That ’70s Show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Grey’s Anatomy.


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