James Avery, known in the Star Trek Universe as General K’Vagh from Star Trek: Enterprise, has died today (Jan 1st) from complications following surgery.
Best known for his role as Uncle Phil in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Avery was one of those gentle giants in life.
News of the 65-year-old’s death was broken by fellow actor Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Avery’s son, Carlton Banks, in the classic 1990s comedy series.
He wrote on his Facebook page: “The world has lost a truly special man. 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.”