‘Fresh Prince’ Cast Reunites For Epic Beachside Family Portrait
If The Fresh Prince's Banks family transcended fiction, we now know what this year's Christmas card would look like — the cast of the cult classic '90s sitcom just staged an epic reunion.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who played the uber-privileged Carlton from 1990 to 1996, shared an image of the show's cast to Instagram last night (March 27) that finds Will Smith, Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) enjoying some beach views. Sadly, the image was missing one critical component of the show: James Avery, who died on New Year's Eve 2013 after complications that stemmed from open-heart surgery, according to ABC News. Avery played the lovably uptight Uncle Phil.
"Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete," Ribeiro wrote 21 years after the show's final episode aired, and fans of the show flooded his comments with adoration.
"Oh how legendary! Wish I could give them all a huge hug! It was great growing up watching you all, making me laugh," one wrote, while another noted "Been waiting for years to see a picture like that. thank you guys."
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