“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.
Will Smith horses around with son Jaden Smith at an event celebrating the achievements of the Mayor’s Leadership Clubs held at City Hall on Friday (May 24) in London, England.
The 44-year-old actor and his 14-year old son were joined by London Mayor Boris Johnson, as well as a handful of students involved in the clubs.
Later that evening, Will and Jaden appeared on The Graham Norton Show, where they performed song musical numbers, which segued into a Fresh Prince medley with surprise guests Alfonso Ribeiro (aka Carlton Banks) and DJ Jazzy Jeff! Watch below!
Will & Jaden Smith: ‘Fresh Prince’ Songs on ‘Graham Norton Show’
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“Got the Holiday season started right with a Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion…there’s nothin’ like spending Holidays with fam!” the 43-year-old actor wrote.
The photo – which shows Will with Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), and James Avery (Philip) – was taken last week at a luncheon for the non profit Sweet Blackberry which Karyn founded, TMZ reports.
A few days later, Will showed off his shaved head while out in Miami over the weekend.