Thread: R.I.P James Avery (Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince)

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    https://twitter.com/alfonso_ribeiro/status/418440286583259136
    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/james-avery-obit/index.html?hpt=hp_c6


    (CNN) -- Actor James Avery, who played the beloved Uncle Phil on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died Tuesday, his publicist confirmed. He was 68.
    The cause of death was complications from open-heart surgery, said his manager, Toni Benson.
    His "Fresh Prince" co-star Alfonso Ribeiro tweeted news of Avery's passing.




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      I'd hate to see the look on Will Smith's face. RIP James.

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        What? MSN said he was 65.

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          There's not much i can say....
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            Wow R.I.P.
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              Wikipedia and IMDB both say he was 65. Sadly he didn't age well.

              Don't forget that James Avery was also the voice of Shredder on the 1987 series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Also he did several other voices on various shows including The Real Ghostbusters.
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                And yet another of my T.V. father figures passes away. I guess this is how my parents felt when their generations’ stars would pass away; me young and naive, not even knowing who they were or understanding what the big deal was.
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                  Quote by bassman21
                  Wikipedia and IMDB both say he was 65. Sadly he didn't age well.

                  Don't forget that James Avery was also the voice of Shredder on the 1987 series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Also he did several other voices on various shows including The Real Ghostbusters.


                  Wow I didn't know that! It makes perfect sense, Shredder sounds just like him. I'll have to listen for his voice when I watch The Real Ghostbusters.
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                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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                      I was so sad when I read about it in my city's paper.
                      R.I.P. James Avery, you will be missed
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                        James Avery has passed but, my-oh-my, what a wonderful series he left for all of us to enjoy going forward. He was key to some great television and I hope you don't mind if I say, "they don't make shows like Freash Prince anymore".

                        When I think about the 90's James Avery is right there, leading the way for some great times in great decade.

                        REST IN PEACE JAMES AVERY
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