'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Star James Avery Dead at 68
James Avery, best known for playing Philip Banks on the television classic Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, died Wednesday at age 68.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Uncle Phil's son Carlton on the show, announced Avery's death on Twitter and Facebook.
Avery had undergone surgery shortly before his death, according to TMZ, but no definitive cause of death has been released.
At the time of writing, "Uncle Phil" was trending on Twitter in the United States.