'Fresh Prince' Star James Avery Dead at 68

The actor who played Uncle Phil on the NBC sitcom died from complications of open heart surgery.
3:00 | 01/02/14

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Did you ever watch the fresh prince of -- of course each member uncle Phil yes. Some sad news report today uncle Phil James Avery it was an actor in -- Fresh Prince of Bel Air has died -- A 68 years old you know I yeah I talked about being America's uncle because that was the only wanted to have not just as he was rich and loaded -- -- -- -- Because he seemed like such a nice person on -- -- and of course you know that was an iconic series Fresh Prince of Bel Air. -- -- with the role that James -- played essentially bring in nearly every episode of every died in -- hospital and Glendale California after undergoing open heart surgery. Shortly before Thanksgiving -- his publicist -- uniter Cynthia Snyder announced. And it's amazing. And see the tributes coming out on social media Tyra Banks -- -- truly Tatyana Ali is put out a trivia also embarrassing he's devastated. The -- -- Twitter at the sausage shows you the impact of the series had on the lives of every -- Honestly absolutely.

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