James Avery’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

December 31, 2013

Age of Death

68 years

Cause of Death

Surgical Complications


TV Actor

The tv actor James Avery died at the age of 68 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Best known for his role on the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Will Smith’s Uncle, a role that TV Guide honored as the 34th Greatest TV Dad of All Time.

He married Barbara Avery in 1998, and the couple got divorced 11 years later.



“Monetary success is not success. Career success is not success. Life, someone that loves you, giving to others, doing something that makes you feel complete and full. That is success. And it isn’t dependent on anyone else.” (James Avery)


“On one show before a live audience, I had to look out the door and call for Will Smith to come in. The audience couldn’t see him, but there he was with his naked butt staring me in the face. I didn’t normally hang out with twenty-something practical jokers, so sometimes he was a little much.” (James Avery)


“See, the thing that bothers me with young actors, young actors of color specifically, is that they see movies and television, and they figure that’s all it is to it. They have no respect for the craft. They want to be, you know, movie stars or whatever. And I worry that we’re losing a certain quality, you know?” (James Avery)


“I wanted to leave home, and I didn’t know where I was going or what I was going to do or what would happen. That’s youth, though. Being fixated on things. I was fixated on being a writer.” (James Avery)


“Writing is such a singular and lonely occupation. And it’s interesting; all of the work that you create is so singular.” (James Avery)