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Will Smith Mourns Loss of Fresh Prince's James Avery

Will Smith Mourns Loss of Fresh Prince's James Avery

Will Smith has broken his silence following the death of his Fresh Prince of Bel Air co-star James Avery, who played the role of Uncle Phil.

“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,” the 45-year-old actor wrote on his Facebook page. “This photo was the last time we were together.”

Alfonso Ribeiro, who played his onscreen son, said: “I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly.”

We continue to send our condolences to James‘ friends and family during this difficult time.

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