Beloved actor James Avery, probably most famous for his role as Uncle Phil on the hit series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has apparently passed away according to costar Alfonso Ribeiro’s Twitter.
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 he died last night after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed illness. He apparently took a turn for the worst late yesterday. My prayers are with his family during this rough time.
This my favorite scene between James Avery and Will Smith