James Avery, “Uncle Phil” On “Fresh Prince” Dies At 68

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James Avery, who played 90's TV dad "Uncle Phil" on "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" has passed away. He was 68.

Alfonso Ribeiro, who played his son Carlton on the show, made the announcement of Avery's passing on his Facebook page this morning.

Avery had undergone surgery recently for an undisclosed illness and he passed away in an L.A. hospital last night.

His wife was by his bedside, but went to get something to eat, and when she returned, Avery had died.

For a lot of people, what Bill Cosby was to family comedies in the 80's, Uncle Phil was just as much important to 90's kids when it came to a father figure on television. He will be sadly missed.-DocFB

Diagnosis: There went holding out hope for a Fresh Prince reunion. I hope you are no longer in pain James. Much Love...Always...