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Actor James Avery, star of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" died Dec. 31, 2013 from complications from an open-heart surgery. He was 67 years old. (Photo credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

‘Fresh Prince’ Actor James Avery Dead At 68

James Avery, the actor best known for portraying the uncle of Will Smith’s character on the hit 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, has died, according to a spokesperson. He was 67.