Will Smith Mourns James Avery’s Death via Facebook

Posted Monday January 6, 2014 11:25 AM GMT

He’s been quite thus far regarding the tragic passing of James Avery, and finally Will Smith has posted his reaction to his Facebook account.

The “Independence Day” hunk shared his memories of his “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” costar, noting the immense influence he had.

Smith 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.”

Will also included a picture of “the last time we were together,” and it’s clear they stayed close even after their show concluded.

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