R.I.P. James Avery A.K.A. Uncle Phil From ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

unclephil-650x353Well, this is a crummy way to start a new year: actor James Avery, best known for playing the easily agitated, yet lovingly loyal Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and the voice of Shredder in the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, passed away today, according to his TV son Alfonso Ribeiro on Twitter.

ALFONSOHe died at age 65. We’ll update with more information as it becomes available. Until then:

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R.I.P. Uncle Phil.

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