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Will Smith paid an emotional tribute to his former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” co-star James Avery. The 51-year-old actor organized a virtual reunion with his former castmates for the finale of his Snapchat series, “Will at Home,” and they used the opportunity to pay tribute to the late actor, who starred as Uncle Phil on the…

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New Year’s Day brougt news of the untimely death of beloved TV star James Avery, who played Uncle Phil on the TV classic “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Though many were shocked by his sudden death during open heart surgery, a new report reveals that Avery suffered from a number of illnesses long before he…

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Many ’90s TV fans across the nation felt a weighty sadness yesterday when news hit that James Avery, the actor who played Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” passed away at 68 from complications during open heart surgery. For many fans, Avery had become everyone’s beloved TV uncle, but for some of the…

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James Avery, 68, lovingly known as “Uncle Phil” (Phillip Banks) to Will Smith’s character on the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” has passed away. Having recently undergone open heart surgery, the beloved actor passed away from complications on New Year’s Eve. A native of Atlantic City, NJ, Avery is a former military man. His first…

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In the ’70s, few other actors were more popular in the blaxploitation films than Rudy Ray Moore, who played the iconic role of Dolemite in the film of the same name. And while many know the actor as nothing more than the badass action hero pimp, a new documentary is revealing little known details about…

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