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Actor James Avery of 'Fresh Prince' fame dead at 65

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:30 a.m. HST, Jan 01, 2014

NEW YORK » James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died.

Avery's publicist, Cynthia Snyder, said Avery died Tuesday in Glendale, Calif., following complications from open heart surgery. He was 65.

Avery played Will Smith's uncle on the popular TV series. His movie credits included "Fletch," ''The Prince of Egypt" and "8 Million Ways to Die."

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MillionMonkeys wrote:
Oh no, Uncle Phil!
on January 1,2014 | 11:44AM
DanLBoom wrote:
Jame Avery_ Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I loved that show so much ,got a lot of laughs out of me. God Speed Kimo. Mahalo, for the memories. Aloha Oe
on January 1,2014 | 12:06PM
lowtone123 wrote:
Uncle Phil!!
on January 1,2014 | 08:31PM
Upperkula wrote:
Good night uncle Phil. Aloha Oi.
on January 2,2014 | 07:23AM
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