Fresh Prince of Bel-Err: Actor James Avery dies, gets mistaken for Suge Knight


Social media is off to a fantastic start in the New Year. A few weeks after mixing up Nelson Mandela (RIP) and Morgan Freeman, Twitter spent the first day of 2014 mourning the death of rap mogul Suge Knight. Of course, the former Death Row CEO is not dead — instead it was his apparent doppelgänger, actor James Avery, who had passed away at the age of 68. Avery is best known for playing Uncle Phil in the television series The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

The Epoch Times reported some tweets also mixed up Avery with Rick Ross, and, of course, talk show host Dr. Phil.

Good work, everyone, even the trolls. Here’s a sample of some of the pandemonium. Buckle in.