James Avery aka Uncle Phil has passed


According to TMZ’s website, James Avery pass away last night. He recently had surgery for an unspecified illness and it took a turn for the worse. He pass away in an LA hospital with his wife. This is very sad news and a terrible way to start a new year.

Many people know James Avery from the 90’s sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. But some may also know him as the voice of Shredder from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoon series. I did not know about the latter til maybe a few years ago. But he has been in more shows other than those.

Alfonso Ribeiro who played Carlton on the show tweeted this out earlier today,

I loved his work as Uncle Phil. I remember watching this show with my family growing up. He will be missed. I know many of his fans will too. Rest in peace, Uncle Phil.

Source: TMZ

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