Nobody laid down the law like Uncle Phil when Will got out of hand. James Avery , best known for playing The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air , has died. "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed... more 
Nobody laid down the law like Uncle Phil when Will got out of hand. James Avery , best known for playing The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air , has died. "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away,"Alfonso Ribeiro, who played preppy son Carlton on the 1990s-era hit, tweeted this morning. "He was a second father to me." The news was first broken byTMZ , which reports that Avery died last night at a Los Angeles hospital and had recently undergone surgery for an undisclosed condition. less 
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