LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – James Avery is dead at 65. James Avery, who played Uncle Phil on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has died. Cause of death has not been confirmed to news. Reports claimed that Avery had been hospitalized recently and recovering from surgery. Funeral services for Avery have not been announced to news.
James Avery died on December 31, 2013, claim reports. The 65 year old actor had reportedly been hospitalized at the time. Alfonso Ribeiro posted to Twitter his thoughts moments ago. “I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly.” On Facebook, Alfonso remarked “The world has lost a truly special man…. even though he played my father on Tv he was a wonderful father figure to me in my life. He will be deeply missed.”
In recent years James Avery appeared in countless films, tv, and video game project. In films he appeared in the 2010 release Stride, followed by The Grind, and Valediction. On television in recent years he played Judge Roy Daley on the Young and the Restless and recently appeared on Sherri and Grey’s Anatomy.
In video games had roles in Kinect Disneyland Adventures and narrated the Animated Storybook for The Lion King. James Avery will be greatly missed. Send your love.
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