He died aged 68 in 2013 following complications from open heart surgery, said his manager, Toni Benson. Avery had surgery on November 11 and died Tuesday evening at a hospital in Glendale, California. (November 27, 1945 - December 31, 2013)
James Avery would have turned 75 today
Will Smith posted on his YouTube channel today 'watch' Fresh Prince reunion pay emotional tribute to James Avery, who played beloved Uncle Phil.