James Avery of 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Fame Dead at 65

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January 1st, 2014


Multiple sources are reporting that actor James Avery of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air sadly died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 65.

  • Andy

    Rest in Peace. :(

  • Tran

    He’ll always be the voice of Shredder in the original TMNT animated series and Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, RIP :-(

  • thesnowleopard

    Awww, what a shame. And on New Year’s Eve, too. I hope the family has a lot of support right now.

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  • ZmaX

    RIP James Avery

    (He’s 65 years old, not 68. He was born in 1948. There’s seems to be inconsistency with his age on various news sites.)

  • MorrisonT

    It reads that he is 65 TWICE, don’t know where you read 68

  • MorrisonT

    I met him at a celebrity softball game, he was very funny

  • John

    RIP Uncle Phil.

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  • ZmaX

    it was corrected after my post

  • Lisa

    There actually still seems to be a lot of confusion about Avery’s age. Both 65 and 68 are posted in numerous places. Some stories note that after initial publication, they corrected the age from 65 to 68, and others say that they corrected it from 68 to 65. So I don’t know what it is. BTW, his last movie, Wish I Was Here, is supposed to be released this year.


    Another true talent who will be sorely missed. RIP!

  • Shabbir

    Rest in Peace. Will always remember you from Fresh Prince

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