Will Smith and his former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air castmates paid a moving tribute to the late James Avery on Thursday.
He was joined over video chat by Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian Banks), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey Butler), DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jazz), and Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks).
The second part of the reunion, which aired on Thursday, featured the actors looking back on performances by James Avery, who played Philip Banks, also known as Uncle Phil on the show.
Avery died in 2013 of complications following heart surgery.
Smith and the rest of the cast were visibly moved as clips of Avery’s Fresh Prince episodes played on the screen.
“I loved that man,” said Maxwell Reid.
“As James would say: solid,” Marcell added.
Smith told his former co-stars he considers them his “second family”.
“When I look back, the best times in my life will have been on that set,” he added.
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies