Will Smith and the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air came together for a 75-minute reunion special on HBO Max, which dropped a day early Wednesday, and they took a moment to remember the late James Avery, who played the beloved Banks patriarch, Uncle Phil, for six seasons. Avery, who died in 2013 at age 68 following complications from open heart surgery, was credited by the Fresh Prince cast as being “the heart of the show.” R.I.P. James Avery. Posted By Persist