A crazy rumor has run away at an unbridled pace this weekend. The rumor: James Avery - better known as "Uncle Phil" from "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" - is dead. The only problem with this speculation is that the actor is still alive.
At 61, James Avery is doing quite well for himself. A representative for everybody's favorite TV uncle says James Avery is doing great and will assume the voice role of "Silverbolt" in the upcoming blockbuster Transformers 3. Looks like the internet rumor is just the latest celebrity death hoax.