RIP James Avery AKA “Uncle Philip Banks”

Fresh Prince

James Avery at a Fresh Prince of Bel Air cast reunion in 2011

Alfonso Ribeiro has confirmed that James Avery passed away today. Here’s what he had to say on his facebook page:

“The world has lost a truly special man. I am very saddened to say that James Avery has passed. Even though he played my father on TV, he was a wonderful father figure to me in life. He will be deeply missed.”

Avery starred in various TV shows over the years but will always most fondly be remembered as Uncle Phil.



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Posted on January 1, 2014, in Obituary and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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