James Avery – who played Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air has died. He was 68.
Avery died on Tuesday night in a hospital in Glendale, CA. No official cause of death has been released, but he had reportedly undergone an open heart surgery recently.
On Wednesday, Fresh Prince co-star Alfonso Ribeiro tweeted,’I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly.’
Avery has starred in many other TV shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, L.A Law and The Jeffersons. More recently, he starred in Go, Bolivia, Go!