For once a death that pretty well affects me, considering that was one of my favorite shows at a time and I really enjoyed his character. I can't say that I loved the actor considering that was the only thing I can even recall seeing him in, but it was great while it lasted.
Not only is that show nostalgic for me, but James Avery was a great actor. I know I've seen him in other things, if only cameos, but just talking about Fresh Prince alone, he really was an amazing actor. The episode Introvert mentioned is a perfect example.
It's getting difficult as we go on through the years, because we're getting to the point where celebrities we know are the ones passing away. But he will definitely be missed by many, and 65 is too early in my book to pass on. RIP, James.
He was also Shredder from the 90's cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for anyone who grew up on that show. That's where I knew him from in my childhood, since it wasn't until I was a young adult that I watched the Fresh Prince.
He was an incredible actor in both and in all films and television shows that he did. His loss will be greatly felt. May he rest in peace.
I was never a huge fan of Fresh Prince, like seemingly every other people in the dang world, but I do remember him being one of the best parts of the show. I honestly thought his character was better than Carlton's (hit me anywhere but my face).
R.I.P. brah, I only remember you vaguely as Uncle Phil, but you were my favorite Uncle Phil I ever knew about.