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'Fresh Prince' father James Avery reportedly dies
James Avery, who played the father on "The French Prince of Bel-Air" has died at 65 after complications from recent open heart surgery, TMZ reports.
According to the report, Avery died in a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday night.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Avery's son on "Fresh Prince," posted a message on his Facebook page about the actor's death.
"The world has lost a truly special man," the post said. "I am very saddened to say that James Avery has passed. Even though he played my father on TV, he was a wonderful father figure to me in life. He will be deeply missed."
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