R.I.P. James Avery adminstush January 1, 2014 Special, Suss Sad News Stush Fam: James Avery, “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’s” Uncle Phil, Has Died. “James Avery, who played Uncle Phil on the ’90s hit series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, died on New Year’s Eve in Glendale, California at the age of 65, a representative for the late actor confirmed. Avery died after complications from open-heart surgery. He is survived by his wife Barbara Avery, his mother Florence Avery, and his step-son Kevin Waters.” Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.