Source: Margaret Eby and Zayda Rivera / New York Daily News
James Avery, known for his role as Uncle Phil on the hit 90s sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” died on New Year’s Eve, reports TMZ.
The 65-year-old actor reportedly recently underwent open heart surgery, and died from complications from the procedure on Dec. 31.
Avery’s wife, Barbara, was by his side before leaving for a brief moment to get food. Upon her return he was dead.
It’s the second death of a “Fresh Prince” alum in recent weeks. In late December, the show’s producer Jeff Pollack was found dead in the jogging area of Hermosa Beach, Calif. He was discovered by a passerby who contacted police, and appeared to have been mid-run when he collapsed. Pollack was 54.