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Cast Of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Speak About James Avery’s Death

Submitted by on January 6, 2014 – 2:57 pmOne Comment
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The loss of James “Uncle Phil” Avery rocked the entertainment industry. Obviously, for those that grew up watching The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, it was like a piece of our childhood was taken away from us. But imagine just how hard it was for Avery’s former cast mates to deal with? Aside from Avery’s own family, the cast probably spent the most time with Avery during the filming of that show. So it is only right that Will Smith, Alfonso Ribero and Tatyana Ali speak about perhaps the greatest uncle in all of television.

“Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery. Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace,” Smith wrote on Facebook, along with posting a photo of the two on the set of the show. Alfonso Ribiero, who played Uncle Phil’s son Carlton on the show, also Tweeted his condolences. “I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly,” he said.

Tatyana Ali, who played Ashley Banks, had this to say.

“James was my teacher my protector & the most magnificent actor. We’re feeling his loss very deeply. He’ll always be a part of me.”

Yes, we will all miss Uncle Phil so let’s check out his greatest moments on the show below.

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