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“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” James Avery dead at 67

January 2, 2014 at 1:00 am | News Desk

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James Avery, who played Uncle Phil on the ’90s hit series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, died on New Year’s Eve in Glendale, California at the age of 67, a representative for the late actor confirmed to BuzzFeed.

Avery, who had cameos on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and the NBC drama Harry’s Lawin 2012 and appeared in a few 2013 TV movies, died after complications from open-heart surgery.

The late actor worked until September 2013, shooting the Zach Braff-directed feature film Wish I Was Here, which will premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He is survived by his wife Barbara Avery, his mother Florence Avery, and his step-son Kevin Waters.

Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Avery’s TV son Carlton on Fresh Prince, mourned the loss of Avery on Twitter and Facebook on New Year’s Day.

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