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    Y&R Guest Star James Avery Dead At 68.

    Wednesday, January 01 2014


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    Sad news.

    Actor James Avery, who guest-starred as a Genoa City judge who ruled on Phyllis' (Michelle Stafford) case on "The Young and the Restless" back in October 2012, has died at the age of 68. TMZ reported that "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" actor passed away in a Los Angeles hospital the night of December 31 when his health declined following open heart surgery. His wife Barbara was at the hospital with him.

    Avery was best known for his role of Uncle Phil in the popular sitcom in which he co-starred with Will Smith ("Men In Black," "Hancock"), however he made dozens of TV appearances and had notable roles in such series as "The Closer," "All Of Us," "Soul Food," "L.A. Law," and "Amen."

    Soaps.com extends condolences to James Avery's loved ones, friends, and colleagues.

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    Posted by hopey pix at Wednesday, January 01 2014 11:03 AM

    So sad to hear he passed away!!You may not know his name right away,but his great work,like on Fresh Prince will sure live on!!Like when he was a judge on Y&R,(I still remember him on here)!!!So sad to hear this!!Loved your work,and will miss you so much James!!RIP!!!

    Posted by Ethelmae02 at Wednesday, January 01 2014 12:32 PM

    wow this is so sad. Loved him best on Fresh Prince of Belair

    Posted by ms.e at Wednesday, January 01 2014 11:46 PM

    So sad RIP ! He will be missed!

    Posted by xjustbestrong at Sunday, January 05 2014 08:29 AM

    James Avery died at the age of 65 not 68

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