Actor James Avery, best known his for role as Uncle Phil opposite Will Smith on the hit sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has died at the age of 65. The cause of death is not yet known, but his health had been deteriorating over the last few years and the actor was relying on a cane to get around. He had recently undergone open-heart surgery recently.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Phil's son Carlton on Fresh Prince, announced his friend's death on Twitter today, referring to James as "like a second father to me."
Let's take a look back at some of Uncle Phil's most memorable moments.
New Jersey native James was also known for his achievements in voiceover work. His most famous role was as Shredder on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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