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James Avery dead: 'Fresh Prince' actor dies at age 65

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In shocking news today, James Avery has died. On Jan. 1, TMZ reported that the actor died at the age of 65. He is best known for his time on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." He played the dad on this long time sitcom.

Avery was in a hospital in LA. He had surgery for an unknown illness and got worse yesterday. He died while at the hospital and his wife was there. She stepped away to grab some food and came back to find out that he had passed away while she was gone.

The loss of James Avery is a very sad one. "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is a show that many people remember watching growing up and also helped start out Will Smith in his huge career. At this time, there is no news what Will had to say but Alfonso Ribeiro went to Twitter saying that James was a great father figure to him and will be greatly missed.

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