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James Avery

Severe Medical Problems

Before Death

1/13/2014 11:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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James Avery
-- who played Uncle Phil on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air -- was suffering from several major medical problems for years before he died from complications following an open heart surgery, TMZ has learned.

We've obtained the death certificate, filed in L.A., which shows the 68-year-old suffered from severe coronary heart disease -- along with end-stage kidney disease and type-2 diabetes.

Avery's official cause of death is listed as cardiorespiratory arrest -- which basically means his heart stopped.

TMZ broke the story, Avery passed away in a Glendale, CA hospital on Dec. 31 -- roughly 7 weeks after undergoing a bypass surgery in the wake of a heart attack.

The death certificate also says Avery was cremated and his remains were scattered at sea off the coast of L.A.

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1.

billybob    

Propofool overdose?

182 days ago
2.

Claude     

Smh fat people

182 days ago
3.

Kay in San Diego    

They cremated his death certificate? PROOFREAD!

182 days ago
4.

Kelly    

Probably should have taken better care of himself. Still it's amazing that it can take 68 years for a human to kill themselves with food.

182 days ago
5.

BigKahuna    

Greasy food, eating too much and other food indulgences WILL likely kill you. The only question is early or later. Watch yourself and quit smoking. Longevity has its place.

182 days ago
6.

damienevil    

he was 65

182 days ago
7.

Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

Probably too much KFC, right white people?

182 days ago
8.

damienevil    

well he lived as he wanted to and die at 65..a rich tv star...if people wanna eat bird seed and cottage cheese and live to be 80..thats their choice...live fast and die young or live slow and live old

182 days ago
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marapem    

It's not anyone's business to know what was in James Avery's autopsy report. TMZ you are sometimes worse than ambulance chasing attorneys in getting the word about any actor who has passed away and can't defend himself anylonger.

182 days ago
10.

Bobo Frog    

His remains were scattered at sea....and now that sea is mud.

182 days ago
11.

Cooper    

I doubt that the "death certificate" stated that his remains were scattered at sea.......really TMZ?

182 days ago
12.

sighlife    

So sad

182 days ago
13.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Remember to eat healthy and exercise everyone

182 days ago
14.

southsidequeen    

Please leave these famous people RIP and their medical histories alone. It takes a coward to talk about a dead person

182 days ago
15.

Vote2012    

Take a hint America, when you are overweight and do not live a heathy lifestyle, bad things like this happen. 68 yrs old is much too young to die....I always liked this guy in TV shows sad to see he is gone forever.

182 days ago
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