James Avery, most popularly known as “Uncle Phil” passed away yesterday. As TMZ reported, apparently he had just undergone open heart surgery. That type of surgery is known to come with risks as do most surgeries, unfortunately James didn’t make it too long after his surgery. His wife Barbara had been staying by his side and after leaving for a short while she returned to find out her husband had lost his life. Friend and of James, Alfonso Ribeiro who played “Carlton” on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air alongside Will Smith and the rest of the cast posted earlier today on Twitter the news along with a picture of James and his wife Barbara.
With the year just starting it’s very sad to hear that James Avery has passed. These days our favorite entertainers are leaving us sooner than ever anticipated. “Uncle Phil” was such an important part of my generation and will not be forgotten. Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Mr. Avery.
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