[TV] The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's James Avery Passes Away At The Age Of 65
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.01.2014
RIP Uncle Phil...
UPDATE: TMZ is now reporting that Avery had recently undergone open heart surgery and died from complications from the operation.
ORIGINAL: TMZ reports that James Avery, who not only played Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air but also voiced The Shredder in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, has passed away at the age of 65.
Avery died in a Los Angeles hospital last night. He recently had surgery for an unspecified illness and his health took a bad turn late yesterday. His wife, Barbara, stayed at his bed side but left for a short period of time to get some food. When she came back, she found out he had just died.
411 would like to give our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and fans.