Famous Celebrities Who Passed Away Without Much Fanfare

The late celebrities highlighted in this article played some pretty iconic roles in the television, movie, and music industries. Unfortunately, their lives were cut short, and many of these famous faces received very little press about their passing…

James Avery

Uncle Phil, played by the beloved James Avery, in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was naturally a fan favorite as a heartfelt father-figure for Will Smith. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 68.


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The More You Know

  • Tom Cruise has an asymmetrical face.
  • Jack Black is the son of rocket scientists.
  • Plenty of celebrities have strange habits and even phobias but One Direction singer Liam Payne might take the cake: he’s afraid of spoons… specifically used, dirty spoons.
  • Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was also the voice of Shredder from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.
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