The loss of James Avery is shocking to everyone. On Jan. 2, MTV shared what his co-stars have to say about the loss of such a great man. It was sad for him to die at such a young age.
Alfonso Ribeiro remembers the actor who played Uncle Phil as someone that was a father figure to him. They were very close it sounds like from what he has to say. Tyra Banks says that she will always remember how warm he was to her on the set and sent out condolences to the family.
DJ Jazzy Jeff thanked him for travel tips, jazz music and more. Nobody has anything bad to say about James Avery and it is obvious he will be greatly missed by all of the people who were on the show and have worked with him in the past. Jada Picket Smith actually spoke out for their entire family. She said he was lovingly known as Uncle Phil to everyone which is true.
The loss of James Avery came as a shock. He went in for surgery and then had complications. His wife was gone to get food when he passed away, but returned shortly after to hear the news.