James Avery- “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Dies 2014
So sad to say that CNN just announced that actor James Avery, which played the character Uncle Phil on the 90’s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” died on yesterday (Tuesday 12-31/2013) CNN says that his publicist confirmed.
James Avery’s co-star in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air “Alfonso Ribeiro” made a tweet on Twitter regarding Jame Avery’s passed away.
It’s such a sad start to the new that James Avery passed away, says Ribero in his tweet message. And he said that James Avery was like a second father to him and will greatly be missed.
According to his biography, James Avery grew up around the Atlantic City area in New Jersey. He was raised by a single parent (his mom) and later as he grew up, served in the US Navy during the Vietnam war.
Then Mr James Avery became an actor and appeared in many classical films and TV shows including the voice of Shredder is Teenage Mutant Ninja turles.
James Avery aka Uncle Phil, you will greatly be missed. My condolences go out to his family.