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James Avery, Uncle Phil from ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ Died

Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a surrogate father to many a child in the 90’s who were left home alone. He taught us compassion, patience and understanding. Lessons learned through Will Smith always f*cking something up.

So it’s with a heavy heart that I must inform you that James Avery, the actor who played Uncle Phil, died Tuesday evening. He was 68. What a terrible way to start the New Year.

According to Avery’s manager, the cause of death was due to complications from the open-heart surgery he had on November 11.

Hearing the news, Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks on the show) wrote, “I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly.”

Jada Pinkett Smith posted on her Facebook page, “Happy New Year everyone! I was hoping to start the new year differently but we have lost yet another friend. James Avery who we all lovingly know as Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince has passed. Our condolences to aunt Florence (his mother), Miss Barbara (his wife) and all those who loved him. Rest in peace James.”

Aw, phooey. *Kicks can*

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Another nigger dead!

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