1. James Avery, best known for his role as Uncle Phil in the 90’s sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” with Will Smith, has died. Many took to Twitter to share their memories and thoughts on his passing.
Oh god, Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince died. A bit of my childhood gone forever. #ripjamesavery http://t.co/CIAKXg5NwG
RIP James Avery, I will always remember you as Uncle Phil. Gone but never forgotten.
RIP James Avery aka Uncle Phil, thank you for giving us one of the best TV shows of all-time. í ½í¸”
never will you be forgotten, rest in paradise uncle phil í ½í±¼í ½í¹
RIP to the legend James Avery. Forever Uncle Phil.
7. One of his scenes was repeatedly mentioned as one of the most emotional many had seen on TV.
Pastor Chris Neal
That hug uncle Phil gave when Will said “How come he don’t want me man?” Dog…
My favorite scene in Television uncle Phil’s hug was unscripted. Rest in peace http://t.co/d3ERCIIJot
Man, when Uncle Phil gave Will that hug after Will’s dad walked out again….I tear up every time
In the Fresh Prince scene when Will ranted to Uncle Phil about his dad, that hug at the end? It wasn’t scripted. James Avery was THAT moved.
The Little Dreamer
The scene in Fresh Prince after Will’s dad leaves and he and Uncle Phil hug is one of my favourites of all time in tv
You can’t not tear up after watching that scene. The big Uncle Phil hug? Can’t not feel it.
14. But most of all, people remembered the laughs he gave them.
Hope my dad throws my next date out the house in memory of Uncle Phil
RIP Uncle Phil, a man who provided many a laugh in the 90s and still does. #RIPJamesAvery
Emmanuel Patrick #17
‘Uncle Phil’ …20+years ago you co-stared a show called ‘the fresh prince of bel-air’…still makes me laugh till today, Rip james Avery
One of my ALL TIME favorite shows, uncle phil could always make me laugh! cant believe we lost you í ½í¸” #RIPJamesAvery
James Avery,Uncle Phil to us, thanks for teaching us so many lessons and making us laugh. You were a big part of my childhood #RIPUnclePhil
RIP, James Avery. A whole generation grew up on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Uncle Phil was like everyone’s uncle. Sad news.
Uncle Phil greatest Uncle of all time, rest in paradise.