James "Uncle Phil" Avery Of Fresh Prince Fame Dies

(AllHipHop News) James Avery, the “Uncle Phil” of the Fresh Prince show, has died in a Los Angeles hospital after a prolonged illness.

Early reports suggested Avery was with Will Smith aka “The Fresh Prince” as he and DJ Jazzy Jeff reunited in the opulence of Dubai. However, more details have emerged and those reports are untrue.

Alfonso Ribeiro, another star of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” made the startling announcement on 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,” Ribeiro tweeted.

Avery was 65.

  • Mikkel N. Halvorsen

    R.I.P Big fella. Sleep well.
    My fave thing about Fresh Prince….

  • Crenshaw on my shirt

    I grew up watching Fresh Prince. RIP Uncle Phil

  • hoeyuno

    RIP Uncle phil!! 65 ain’t that old.. sad shit.

    • GQ

      65 is old homie but RIP still

      • Steve

        It’s really not actually. I mean it’s old when you’re alive, but to die at 65 it’s a young age. Sad, R.I.P.

      • Brian Person

        Retirement age is for him is about 66. Granted it’s all relative, but 65 is young from that perspective. Didn’t get to live out the golden years.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        spoken like a person dat don’t plan on makin it to 65 – prob right!

    • Mac

      I agree. 65 is not that old now with people living to old ages.

  • $18916246

    RIP James Avery.

  • water_ur_seeds

    Daum RIP what a legend, thats a real shame…

  • GQ

    RIP Uncle Phil.. LOL @ how he use to throw jazz out the house

    • Jared

      RIP. That one time he threw him in the house, lol.

  • Caliwaver

    Damn RIP uncle Phil!

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  • Venge Drac

    Damn….RIP Uncle Phil…

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  • VinJoy

    To honor Uncle Phil throw Jazz out of the funeral, head first! RIP James Avery.

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  • Nonjo

    Still so young, he will be missed but not forgotten………. R.I.P Uncle Phil

  • Tim O’Brien

    R.I.P Uncle Phil !!

  • Executive

    Me and my wife were just watching Fresh prince last night! R.i.p.

  • damn.RIP

  • wizard101transcended .

    wow when did this happen
    i was just searching fresh prince of bell air and i came to this.

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  • Evan Klein

    Did he make the 2013 list or 2014?

  • superspin

    RIP Uncle Phil

  • Elayorx El

    Peaceful journey, Mr. Avery. Respect.

  • saki4848

    Rest in peace uncle Phil, you will be deeply missed every time I will watch you on tv. God bless you.

  • bigdoe6

    My grandfather died when he was 87. This guy died at 65, so to me this was old but still young. I see old heads age 65 years old still driving, working on cars, going to the mall shopping like regular young folks. Damn RIP Uncle Phil.

    • Clare O

      65 isn’t old when people are living to their 80’s and 90’s. remember that when someone points at you while food drips from the corner of your mouth.

  • Super_Villain

    “LOOK, YOU BIG-EARED FREELOADER! You take your little square-headed
    cousin and you go find Geoffrey and you bring him back! Or they will
    never find your bodies! And I’m a judge! I can make it happen!”

    Thanks for the laughs and the memories, “Uncle Phil”.

  • ZUBU

    God bless he and his family.

    For those saying 65 is old GTFOH! My moms passed close to that age and I thought it was way too soon for her to leave this earth.

  • Jared

    C’mon son

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  • soyhiphop

    great actor r.i.p

  • ChicagosHope

    Him, Will and Carlton made that show. Much love.

  • Dan_Tebasco

    I always wanted a Fresh Prince In Bel Air reunion movie with them all grown up and stuff… R.I.P.

  • Immortal

    RIP brother. You were too young to go and you’re going to be missed, but you’re in a better place.

    • southside4lyfe

      I hate when people say you were to young to die. How old is too young to die then nigga. Death don’t pick age shit you could die today i guess you would be to young to die too. thats just bullshit niggaz say after everybody die.

  • therealest1

    This is quite shocking and sad since I haven’t seen him around in awhile.

  • acapwn

    Damn 🙁

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  • Lamar Star

    A lot of people went to a better place shortly before 2014. Rest in paradise uncle Phil

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  • OG_Lil_Pretty_Thug

    R.I.P. Uncle Phil

  • Judah Nazayar

    RIP uncle phil!!

  • i’mreloaded!

    In my top 3 television dads, only after James Evans and Cliff Huxtable. Uncle Phil was a big reason for the success of that show. Along wit Carlton and Geoffrey. Was just watchin the episode when he hit dude in da mouth cuz his daughter was bullyin Ashley. Classic.

    • Lamar Star

      Mind ya bizness, just mind ya bizness. Lmao

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