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'Fresh Prince' Uncle Phil Not Dead!

Actor James Avery responds to death rumour...

By CJ Rutter on Friday 11th June 2010 Photo by WENN

Actor James Avery has been forced to deny his death following recent rumours.

The actor, who played Uncle Phil in 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' said that he was "p*ssed" when people began to post RIP messages online.

E! reports that Tweeters mistook the actor, who starred alongside Will Smith in the funny sitcom, for a Scottish footballer - Phil O'Donnell.

Someone called the star's mum about his death and apparently she began to cry.

His publicist said:"Someone called his mum, and she called his house crying. That's why he was so upset."

The 61-year-old is still acting and makes appearances in 'The Karate Kid' and the upcoming 'Transformers 3'.

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