BitterSweet Goodbyes: “Fresh Prince” Cast Reunites At James Avery’s Memorial
The cast of “Fresh Prince” reunited this past Saturday to say their goodbyes to their television father and real life role model James Avery.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who served as a host for the memorial ceremony, posted the above picture on Twitter with this caption:
“We said goodbye to the amazing James Avery last night. I was honored to host the memorial for Barbara Avery. It was a wonderful tribute and celebration of his life. He will be deeply missed”
Daphne Reid (the second Aunt Viv), Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) and Avery’s wife Barbara were all there to celebrate his life.
**Update** For those of you wondering Will is currently in Dubai. Maybe he’s working on a project. I’m not sure. But he did issue a statement on Avery’s passing. And the original Aunt Viv wasn’t there because she pretty much didn’t and perhaps still doesn’t get along with her former cast members.
Yesterday, Ribeiro posted pictures from the service on his Faebook page.
According to TMZ, Avery suffered from heart disease, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes and died from cardiorespiratory arrest in Glendale Hospital on December 31, 2013. He was cremated and his family spread his ashes in the Pacific Ocean. Check out more pictures from the ceremony on the following pages.