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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor, James Avery, 'Uncle Phil' dies at 65


James Avery, the actor who played Uncle Phil in popular 90s sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air has died. He passed away yesterday December 31st in an LA hospital days after undergoing open heart surgery. He died from complications from the operation. He was 65 years old. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

123 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, still watched Fresh Prince of Bel Air this afternoon.......May his soul rest in peace

Bonita Bislam said...

65yrs in dis generation! Not bad though we'd hv luvd him 2stay a lil longer.RIP sir

D dude said...

R.I.P uncle Phil

yombo said...

Gud night uncle phil

Unknown said...

Not again...RIP uncle phil

Anonymous said...

Ouch...
Really painful..

dansignature said...

Rest in peace uncle phil

Anonymous said...

Oh ♏γ̲̣̣̥ Ohhhhh ♏γ̲̣̣̥!!!!!!!!!!! Nt again :( May his soul rest in peace.

Alorlondon said...

Rest in peace Mr Banks.

Unknown said...

Omg...this one really hit me mhen...RIP uncle phil!

Unknown said...

my frnd died dz morning, 1am ,electric shock,she was jst 18,an only child!! her dad z just numb !!nobody deservez to die abeg.... painful !

Anonymous said...

May his soiul RIP. Abeg want to see my comment. First to comment

Alorlondon said...

Rest in peace Mr Banks. You made our nights back then when we were newly married.

nena said...

Too young to die, he and carlton were my favorite characters, too sad.

Nigerian Food Recipes said...

Rest in Peace! Really sad :(

Unknown said...

Uncle phil😪😢😢😢

young conscience said...

For those of us who grew up watching sparks and the fresh prince of bel air, this is even sadder cuz they acted the show so well we almost started imagining they were could be a real family. R.I.P James Avery!!

Anonymous said...

Linda google said 1 jan 2014 not 31 dec 2013. Check your details well.

Anonymous said...

RIP Uncle Phil

Unknown said...

Oh! He was such a great actor. May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

May his soul rip...take hrt.

Unknown said...

r i p sir

Anonymous said...

I'm soo sad ! Uncle phil no more Ooh uncle phil will be missed r I p mr avery

Unknown said...

RIP uncle Phil

Unknown said...

Oh! He was such a great actor. May his soul rest in peace

tess said...

Oh no..d world of unforseen occurence..it can befall any1 of us..

ZEEPLUS said...

May his soul rest in peace.

Rough Diamond said...

Rip sir!
Death shall not know us come dis 2014, amen!

Josh said...

Rest in Peace.

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace...Amen

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Woyooo! And I was watching fresh prince today on sony channel. Awwwww!
May he RIP. Sad indeed

Anonymous said...

RIP Mr Avery, this is going to hurt Will bad

Gen. Ajax said...

Rip!! James Avery, 'Uncle Phil'
Holloywood will surely miss u, likewise we ur fans!!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh! So sad. This life, fickle!

Martins (GlossyMart 07037317400 or 08116202737) said...

Rip..even when I still don't know him tho..na our work for LIB

Gen. Ajax said...

R.I.P James Avery, 'Uncle Phil'
Hollywood surely will miss u, Likewise we that enjoy the ur good and wonder roles in Fresh-prince.

A4 said...

Awwwww, RIP, always excited when fresh prince of bel air is on air. Splendid actor.

Anonymous said...

OMG! May his soul R.I.P...watched dat show a lot.

Anonymous said...

Sad Sad Sad news..RIPP James avery "uncle phil"...you always brought laughter to me..Gods strength to your family at this difficult moment

Unknown said...

R.I.P

Unknown said...

oh my God..on d 31st..so painful. ..rip..

Anonymous said...

RIP Amen

Anonymous said...

Sad, he couldn't even make it to the new year, RIP uncle phil.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace uncle Phil

Swaggs isimemen said...

May his soul rest in peace

Walata said...

Omg so sad I always watch dis uncle phil on fresh prince of bel air omg so sad may his soul rest in peace

jigs said...

Fresh prince is like a legacy 2 me,ever since I watched it I was hooked to it.......its so sad the characters everyone played was so real.......gudnyt uncle phil....#quiet sobs#

Anonymous said...

He was such a great actor RIP uncle phil so sad.

Unknown said...

Rip.

Anonymous said...

OMG , RIP uncle phill

Obietrezy said...

OMG...... I really loved his acting.... RIP

Unknown said...

Rip

♥ ȊƦȋƺȟ ƘƦȋϻ ♥ said...

OMG I luv dis man *cryin RIP sir

Anonymous said...

Not Uncle Phil. RIP.

MissChievous said...

Eiya, may God console those he left behind... Love the Sitcom 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' a lot, even Grey's Anatomy, he was a good actor. RIP

bravest hrt said...

Love dat man....he acts so well..

ladyp said...

Loved fresh prince of Bel Air and dat soap where he had 3(yeye)sons and they own a law firm. Lol very funny soaps. Gonna miss him. RIP Man

Anonymous said...

So sad

pwitie B said...

Rip sir I remember dis programme vividly tho I was very young

Anonymous said...

Good night "uncle Phil"

concerned citizen said...

This is terrible news....so sad....

Soch01 said...

R.I.P JAMES....SAD YOU HAD TO LEAVE

Unknown said...

R.I.p James

Ann Marie said...

Death is inevitable. may his soul rest in peace

wumy said...

To sad

bb said...

R.I.P uncle phil. U'll be greatly missed but your work will never die.

Unknown said...

I so loved him on fresh prince of Bel Air..may his soul rest in peace

Unknown said...

RIP Sir.

jimmy said...

RIP uncle phil

Spicey G said...

RIP,Sad.

Holy Guy said...

Uncle Phil, u have me really drawn to tears, u always represented values and good moral upbringing like a good Nigerian Father, sometimes when u correct carlton, asley and Will in the shows i always wondered if America families were really like that ,Ill forever miss u Uncle Phil, Good night and rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Linda, i believe he was 65 not 68.

Anonymous said...

Uncle Phil! Aww saw an episode of fresh prince today. Soooo sad. RIP uncle Phil.

CeeCee

Unknown said...

May his soul R.I.P he was such a stern uncle nd also very sweet too to freshprince,still love watchn d show..u'll b greatly missed ...cryn*

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace....Amen.

Anonymous said...

Aww..Rest in peace Uncle phil :(

Miss Lucylicious said...

Rest in peace James Avery...

wummy said...

R.I.P

Apple said...

Very sad. R.I.P

Unknown said...

Hmmm...God rest her soul, forgive her of her sins and console her parents and family...amen

Anonymous said...

RIP uncle phil.. U will be greatly missed.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. big tym man!
One would have thought is only in naija shits lyk dis happen, libers' mentality huh! Or can u ppl still analyze where dat complication arose since ordinarily, u ppl would have alarmed dat is bcos d dead wasn't flown abroad?

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. big tym man!
One would have thought is only in naija shits lyk dis happen, libers' mentality huh! Or can u ppl still analyze where dat complication arose since ordinarily, u ppl would have alarmed dat is bcos d dead wasn't flown abroad?

Mademoiselle said...

Wow this is bad bad news,it hit me bad will miss u uncle phil:( RIPP

Unknown said...

On behalf of me and ma Angel may his soul rest in peace. A minute Silence pls.

Chyluv! said...

Omg! Uncle Phil is dead! Ah ah! May his soul RIP. I miss those sitcoms, sparks n fresh prince of bel air. They still remain my best till date. Really sad.

SOLID C said...

Rest in the bossom of the LORD uncle PHIL! We will surely miss you! May God take care of your family! Amen!

Unknown said...

Its so touchin,i watched d program a lot while growin up.RIP ''Uncle Phil''.

Unknown said...

Its so touchin,i watched d program a lot while growin up.RIP ''Uncle Phil''.

Unknown said...

Its so touchin,i watched d program a lot while growin up.RIP ''Uncle Phil''.

Unknown said...

I watched d program when i was growin up.RIP'Uncle Phil'

Nolly O said...

I watch reruns of the fresh prince on my laptop, its so sad to hear this news, he didn't even get to 2014. May he R.I.P

Anonymous said...

he was 65

Unknown said...

Linda u highlighted that he died at 65 and the story states that he passed on at 68 so which one should we accept?

Anonymous said...

My thought exactly, 68yrs old is not that bad.....R.I.P uncle Phil. Via 279E2E09

ary said...

Awww loved that guy! He was an endearing character. Had a very remarkable voice too.

Debbie Chelsea said...

RIP

Lolo the great manager said...

Awwwww! Sad story indeed. RIP Sir!!!

Lolo the great manager said...

Dats my elder sis's program though. RIP sir

jimsking said...

Rest in peace James Avery

Anita said...

oh my God! May his soul rest in peace

SMART LAWYER said...

Rest in God's bossom!

Unknown said...

RIP sir.

REXOVIC said...

RIP UMCLE PHIL

Unknown said...

I'm still crying, love him so much. Won't b able to watch the rerun without crying, RIP big guy *in Will's voice*

Unknown said...

RiP uncle phil

Uduak Dyamond said...

RIP Uncle Phil

Uloma said...

RIP James Avery!

pipifierce said...

R.I.P uncle phil

Ogidan Joy said...

RIP Uncle Phil

Anwunli Esenwah said...

Awwwww ...! Journey mercies, sir!

Emmy said...

R.I.p uncle phil,we will surely miss u.

Unknown said...

RIP

Unknown said...

RIP

Unknown said...

Amen, RIP

Anonymous said...

Hello Linda. He died at 68 not 65

Anonymous said...

and there has'nt been any definitive cause of death.

Maggie said...

Aww..uncle phil...so sad

Anonymous said...

So painful..God rest his soul..

motherof4 said...

Uncle Philllllllllll!!God knows best

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace uncle Phil..u wil b missed.

Unknown said...

His sitcom always cranks me up. I don't get tired of watching it over and over again! RIP Uncle. Pls make the angels laugh in heaven too...

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