Actor James Avery, who rose to fame on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, passed away on New Years eve. Avery, who was 68 passed away at an L.A. hospital after a battle with an undisclosed illness. He had undergone surgery and taken a turn for the worse yesterday. His wife, who had been by his bedside, left to get something to eat and was told he died shortly before her return.
He also provided the voice of Shredder in original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series, we well as, War Machine in the animated series Iron Man and Junkyard Dog in Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling and Greys Anatomy.
Many Are sadden to have lost the TV father...
Fresh Prince co-star Alfonso Ribeiro tweeted:
Jada Pinkett Smith Tweeted:
***** R.I.P. UNCLE PHIL *****