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November 27, 1948 - December 31, 2013
New York, New York
| Age 65
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died.
Avery's publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told The Associated Press that Avery died Tuesday in Glendale, Calif., following complications from open heart surgery. He was 68, Snyder said.
Avery, who stood more than 6 feet tall, played the family patriarch and a wealthy attorney and...
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"Rest in peace James, Everyone enjoys laughter & that's what you gave us. Thanks"
"My condolences to your family, I really enjoyed watching you on television. I think that you were one of the greatest actors. You will be missed."
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