Alfonso Ribeiro Is Adamant There Will Never Be A Tv Reboot Of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-air, Because No One Can Take The Place Of Their "Cornerstone" James Avery.
The veteran actor, known for his role as Uncle Phil on the hit 1990s sitcom, died on 31 December, 2013, and recent rumours suggested leading man Will Smith was planning a revamp.
However, Alfonso admits he is not a fan of resurrecting the family comedy for a new run, because it will never match the "quality" of the original show.
"It's funny because there were reports out that there'd be a reunion of the show," he told U.S. talk show The View on Thursday (08Oct15). "I vote no... We stopped (making Fresh Prince) because we felt like we couldn't continue making shows with the same quality that we had for the six seasons... and so the idea of doing a reunion or getting together and creating a show, one, Will ain't (sic) doing (starring in) it! We've lost James Avery, the cornerstone of the entire show, so to try and do a show that really doesn't have the core of the show, just is a new show using an old name."
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The ashes of beloved actor James Avery have been scattered off the coast of Los Angeles following his tragic death on New Year's Eve (31Dec13).
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star died at the age of 68 after suffering complications from open heart surgery in November (13), and he was remembered in a special ceremony, organised by his wife Barbara, on Saturday (11Jan14).
The event served as a "celebration" of his life, according to his mother, Florence Avery, and a small portion of his remains were reserved for a similar memorial due to be held in his childhood home of Atlantic City, New Jersey in March (14).
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James Avery was suffering with severe health problems before his death following heart surgery on December 31.
James Avery was suffering severe health problems before his death.
The 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' actor died from complications following open heart surgery on December 31 aged 68, but his death certificate notes he had other health issues before he died.
The document, obtained by TMZ.com, states James was suffering with severe coronary heart disease and end-stage kidney disease as well as type-2 diabetes at the time of his passing.
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The beloved actor passed a way a week ago, followed by a wave of touching messages from friends and family.
A week after the fact, Will Smith has spoken out about the death of former “Fresh Prince” co-star James Avery. Avery passed away on December 31, following complications from open heart surgery. He was 68. The actor played Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”.
Avery died at just 68 from heart surgery complications.
Smith just posted a tribute to his co-star on Facebook, writing, "Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery." Smith posted the message alongside a recent photo of the Fresh Prince cast, featuring himself, Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Karyn Parsons (Hillary) and Tatyana Ali (Ashley). It was taken about two years ago at a charity event, which reunited the cast. According to Smith’s message, the photo marks “the last time [he and Avery] were together.”
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Actress Janet Hubert has become the latest celebrity to pay tribute to late actor James Avery, who passed away on Tuesday (31Dec13) from complications due to heart surgery.
Hubert, who played Avery's Tv wife on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air for three seasons, has penned a heartfelt letter after learning of her co-star's passing.
She writes, "I am home healing and was shocked to hear of James' passing... Acting with James was like a great doubles match! He was one of the best actors I have worked with in my many years. He was like a big strong boulder, that could either crush you or shield you.
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James Avery will be sadly missed in the TV world.
The stars of the classic sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air have spoken of the loss of James Avery, the American actor who played on-screen father ‘Uncle Phil’ and who died in California yesterday (January 2, 2013).
James Avery Will Be Sadly Missed In The TV World
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The 'Fresh Prince' father passes away aged 68.
Actor James Avery has sadly passed away at the age of 68 due to complications related to the open heart surgery he underwent. Avery, who played Uncle Phil in TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, died in a Glendale, CA hospital last night. His wife Barbara, who had been standing at his bedside, left for a short while and returned to learn her husband had just died, according to TMZ.
James Avery, Star Of 'Fresh Prince,' Has Died Aged 68.
Though The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's Philip Banks was by far Avery's most notable role, the actor starred in dozens of television shows and films throughout the years, earning him deep respect within the Hollywood community.
Several stars include Alfonso Ribeiro have paid tribute to late 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' actor James Avery after he passed away aged 68 on Tuesday (31.12.13).
Several stars have paid tribute to 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' actor James Avery after he passed away.
The 65-year-old star, who played Uncle Phil in the popular 1990s US sitcom, died in hospital in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday (31.12.13) aged 68 from complications following open heart surgery.
James' co-star Alfonso Ribeiro, who portrayed his on-screen son Carlton Banks in the show, took to his Facebook page to break the news and praised the late actor for being a ''wonderful father figure'' to him.
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'The Fresh Prince of Bell Air' star passed away due to complications with surgery on New Years Eve, aged 68
Actor James Avery, the man who starred as the beloved Uncle Phillip Banks on the 90's sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bell Air, has passed away. A classically trained actor with over 170 screen credits to his name, Avery was more than just the man behind Uncle Phil, as the outpouring of grief that has followed the announcement of his death goes some way towards explaining.
Avery leaves behind a lasting legacy
His role as family patriarch and determined attorney (and later judge) on Fresh Prince won him many fans and admirers, but Avery's talents stretched well beyond that one popular character. His distinguished voiced lent him a career as a successful voice artist, supplying the voice of War Machine in the 90's animated series of Iron Man, a variety of voices for the movie The Prince of Egypt and most notably for his role as Shredder in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. His further acting roles saw him appear on both film and television, with noted appearances in That 70's Show, My Wife and Kids, Dr Dolittle 2, Jake and the Fatman and The Brady Bunch Movie. His final role was in the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this year.
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Date of birth
27th November, 1945
Date of death
31st December, 2013
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