Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
James Avery, best known for playing Will Smith's Uncle Phil on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died. In recent years, the actor guest-starred on soaps The Young and the Restless and Grey's Anatomy.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who portayed Avery's TV son Carlton Banks, broke the heartbreaking news on his Facebook Wednesday afternoon. The actor posted:
In the aftermath of Janet Hubert's (ex-Lisa Williamson, One Life to Live, ex-Alice Dawson All My Children) open letter to Wendy Williams about Tatyana Ali, it appears the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actress wants to settle at least one of her various feuds. The Grio's Chris Witherspoon caught up with Hubert, and questioned her about her exit as Aunt Vivian and feud with Will Smith. She talked about how she'd like to heal what happened between her and Smith.
“I would say to him [Smith], we need to heal this. You’ve done some things, you’ve said some things, that were totally untrue and you know that they were untrue. I’ve said some things that I probably should have never said. But you’ve never heard them come from my mouth. Especially the TMZ thing last Christmas; my Mom passed away. So there I was again in the media getting beaten up…and you get tired. I’m tired. Aren’t you tired Will?”