To me, James will always be a big part of 1990s nostalgia

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I was really saddened by news of the death of yet another figure from the world of entertainment.

Actor James Avery, who was Uncle Phil in the hit American TV series Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, died earlier this week, reportedly following complications after heart surgery.

I, like many of you, used to be glued to the TV set whenever this series came on.

In fact I still like to watch it now whenever there are repeats on.

James was only 65. That’s not old, not really.

Of course, his fellow co-stars and other celebrity peers took to social media to pay their condolences.

I agree with them that he’s a great loss,

But to me he’ll always remain an integral part of 1990s nostalgia.