James Avery, aka Uncle Phil of 'Fresh Prince,' is alive and working

james-avery-gi-large.jpgUncle Phil died? Nope, actor James Avery is alive and well not only in real life but as a discussion topic on Twitter.

The actor 61-year-old actor known for playing Will Smith's wealthy and grumpy Uncle Philip Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is the latest victim of the Internet death hoax. Luckily, those stories aren't true.

"He just got a good laugh about the Internet rumor about him having a heart attack, which is absolutely false," manager Toni Benson tells Zap2it. "He is actually doing phenomenlly well."

In fact, the actor recently finished working on another project.

"He just did multiple episodes with his old castmate Alfonso Ribeiro of a series they hope that will be picked up for more," adds his rep.

So there you have it. Uncle Phil is fine, which is a relief.