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JAMES AVERY: Fresh Prince's Uncle Phil Dies

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James Avery -- who starred as Uncle Phil in The Fresh Pince of Bel-Air -- died on Tuesday night.

TMZ reports that he had undergone surgery for an undisclosed condition and took a turn for the worse. 

Alfonso Ribiero, who played his son on the show, tweeted, "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly."

In addition to Fresh Prince, Avery had guest-starring roles on That '70s ShowCSIThe Closer and Grey's Anatomy. He was 65.



TAYLOR SWIFT: Most Influential to Kids

Taylor Swift tops a list of celebrities who most influenced kids in 2013. The poll of students at a Long Island, New York school voted Taylor tops for staying true to herself and her beliefs. 

Miley Cyrus made the list too--but for a completely different reason. Students cited Miley's outrageous performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last year as an example of what not to do to prove that you've grown up.

Also on the list is Malala Yousafzai, the Pakastani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban while fighting for women's rights to education.


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