In the wake of James Avery's death, messages came pouring in from the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" cast as word spread about the actor's passing. Yet there was one key member of the group missing: Will Smith.
On Sunday, the show's lead took to Facebook to express his thoughts on "Uncle Phil." Along with a photo of Smith, Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons and Tatyana Ali, he stated:
"Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery. Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace"
The 68-year-old star died Dec. 31 at a hospital in Glendale, Calif. due to complications from an open-heart surgery on Nov. 11.