Actor James Avery, who rose to fame on “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, passed away last night. Last night, James Avery, passed away at an L.A. hospital after a battle with an undisclosed illness. TMZ confirmed the death earlier today, disclosing that James (age 65) had undergone surgery and taken a turn for the worse yesterday. Sources say his wife, who had been by his bedside, left to get something to eat and was told he died shortly before her return. MORE!