James Avery: Plagued By Medical Issues

Posted Tuesday January 14, 2014 1:53 PM GMT

The entertainment world was grieved by the passing of James Avery, and now the late actor’s death certificate has revealed his was not in good health.

Per a report from TMZ, the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star suffered from Type II Diabetes as well as heart and liver disease at the time of his December 31st, 2013 death.

Close friend and former co-star Will Smith took to his Facebook page in the days after Avery died to share a touching message.

He wrote, “Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery. Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace.”

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