James Avery, who played the cult favorite Uncle Phil on the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” sadly passed away yesterday.
In his memory, fans and former co-stars flocked to Twitter to acknowledge his career and respect his memory.
I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly. pic.twitter.com/UrW0EeBFbO
— Alfonso Ribeiro (@alfonso_ribeiro) January 1, 2014
James was my teacher my protector & the most magnificent actor. We're feeling his loss very deeply. He'll always be apart of me #JamesAvery
— Tatyana Ali (@TatyanaAli) January 1, 2014
Just saw the news James Avery passed. He was a talented and kind gentleman. Rest in peace. #UnclePhil
— CedEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) January 1, 2014
— Debra Lee (@IamDebraLee) January 1, 2014
— Lakers Nation (@ItsLakerNation) January 2, 2014
RIP, Uncle Phil.
(James Avery photo via Business Insider.)