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The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air actor, James Avery, dead at 65

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Alfonso Ribeiro took to his Twitter early this morning to express his sadness regarding the death of fellow "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" actor, James Avery.

James Avery, 65, played Uncle Phil on the hit television show, 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' and will truly be missed. In a tweet earlier this morning, Alfonso Ribeiro, best known for his role as Carlton on Fresh Prince, announced Avery's death via his Twitter.

Here is Alfonso's tweet:

"I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly."

This story is still developing and I will update this article once James Avery's death has been confirmed - please check back for updates.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends, family and fans of James Avery - you will be truly missed Uncle Phil!

UPDATE: TMZ has now confirmed the death of James Avery. "Sources close to the actor tell TMZ he died in an L.A. hospital last night. Avery had recently undergone surgery for an undisclosed illness and took a turn for the worse late yesterday." To read the full story regarding the death of James Avery, please visit www.tmz.com.

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