The fake celebrity death circuit has claimed its latest victim with rumors suggesting that James Avery (Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel Air) has died.
The rumor, which has swept Twitter in today, would appear to be a case of mistaken identity vs a serious attempt at fake celebrity killing; a Scottish football player know as Phil ‘Uncle Phil’ O’Donnell died in 2007, and for some reason that news seems to have been the basis of these rumors.
At last reports, James Avery is alive and kicking, and is set to voice a character in Transformers 3.
We can say with 100% certainty here that Uncle Phil is not dead, James Avery has NOT died. Nothing more to see here, move along.