Will Smith and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast get emotional during virtual reunion

Adrian Ovalle

Will Smith was left in tears during a virtual reunion along with his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-stars as they remembered James Avery, who performed Uncle Phil and died in 2013.

The star shared a clip from his new Snapchat chat show “Will At Home” on his Instagram web page because the cast marked 30 years because the start of the hit show.

Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv) Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Tatyana M. Ali (Ashley) and Smith’s sidekick DJ Jazzy Jeff all featured within the video.

“I’m hyped, I’m hyped!” stated Smith.

The actors appeared more than happy to see one another as they spoke from their houses during the coronavirus lockdown.

Throughout the video they watched clips from the Fresh Prince displaying Avery, who performed Will’s father determine within the American comedy.

The Fresh Prince cast in 2005: (L-R) James Avery, Daphne Reid, Karyn Parsons, Tatyana Ali, Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro

Avery died from issues after open coronary heart surgical procedure when he was 68.

“That just makes me teary,” Smith stated, wiping his eyes. “The first couple times that I’m seeing clips of James, you know?”

“I loved that man,” stated Reid, who performed reverse Avery as Aunt Viv.

“As James would say, ‘Solid,'” added Marcell.

In a tribute on Instagram, Smith wrote: “Our show wouldn’t have been HALF what it was without the talent and light that was James Avery. We all love and miss you, James.”

On the start of the video Smith and Ribeiro each shouted “he’s alive, he’s alive” as Jazzy Jeff joined the Zoom name.

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Earlier this week Jazzy Jeff instructed CNN he believed he had caught coronavirus whereas on a visit to Idaho in March. He stated he misplaced his sense of odor, had hallucinations and had been fairly unwell.

Marcell instructed him “you had us all scared”, to which the DJ replied: “Not as scared as I was.”

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air first aired in September 1990.

“You guys are my second family, and I’ve been shaped by my interactions and relationships,” Smith stated, earlier than signing off.

“When I look back, the best times in my life will have been on that set.”

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