James Avery, Will Smith
Will Smith has opened up about the loss of his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star James Avery.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor James Avery has died, TMZ reports. He was 65.
Avery passed away at a Glendale, Calif., hospital while recovering from open heart surgery.
"The world has lost a truly special man. I am very saddened to say that James Avery has passed," Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Avery's son on the sitcom, posted on his Facebook. "Even though he played my father on TV, he was a wonderful father figure to me in life. He will be deeply missed."
Cast of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
It's a family reunion for the stars of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!
"Got the Holiday season started right with a Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion...there's nothin' like spending Holidays with fam!" Will Smith wrote on Facebook.