Actor James Avery, best known to most as ‘Uncle Phil’ on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,’ passed away on New Year’s Eve due to complications from open heart surgery. He was later cremated and his family scattered his ashes in the Pacific Ocean. Over the weekend, many of the show’s cast came together to celebrate his life at his memorial services. Alfonso Ribiero (aka Carlton Banks), Karyn Parsons (aka Hilary Banks), Tatyana Ali (aka Ashley Banks), Joseph Marcell (aka Geoffrey) and Daphne Reid (aka Aunt Viv) were all in attendance, pictured above with James’ wife, Barbara.
In related news, new reports show that aside from his main cause of death, James was suffering with severe coronary heart disease and end-stage kidney disease as well as type-2 diabetes at the time of his passing. RIP.