Fresh Prince's Uncle Phil Star Passes Away.

Sup Travellers?! Happy new year!!. 2013 was a great year filled with ups and downs but if you are reading this article right now, I got some good news for you...YOU MADE IT THROUGH 2013 ALIVE!! Some people were not as lucky as you. People die every year and 2013 was no exception. On the brink of the new year, a beloved celebrity passed away. Some people know him as James Avery but I know him as Uncle Phil.

Avery's publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told The Associated Press that Avery died Tuesday in Glendale, California following complications from open heart surgery. He was 68 years of age when he died. Avery played the role of Uncle Phil in the Fresh Prince which launched the very successful acting career of Will Smith. "Fresh Prince" costar Alfonso Ribeiro tweeted, "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly."

It's so sad that he died but it's even sadder that he died on New Year's Eve. He didn't get to welcome in the new year with his family, friends and fans. RIP Uncle Phil. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and stepson Kevin Waters. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.