According to Pulse of Radio,
The cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast has responded to James’ death. Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton, wrote on Facebook, “The world has lost a truly special man. I am very saddened to say that James Avery has passed. Even though he played my father on TV, he was a wonderful father figure to me in life. He will be deeply missed.”
DJ Jazzy Jeff tweeted, “RIP James Avery…Thank U for the talks,travel tips and the jazz cd’s. A great Friend and Even Better Person…You will be Missed!! #FPOB.”
Tatyana Ali tweeted, “James was my teacher my protector & the most magnificent actor. We’re feeling his loss very deeply. He’ll always be apart of me #JamesAvery.”
Will Smith has yet to make a statement, but reports say that he was devastated upon hearing the news.