(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.
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