After James Avery tragically passed away on Dec. 31 following complications from surgery, Will Smith has broken his silence to share a tribute to his late Fresh Prince of Bel Air co-star. In a post on his Facebook, Smith shared the last photo taken of him, Avery, and their Fresh Prince co-stars Karyn Parsons, Tatyana Ali, and Alfonso Ribeiro, along with a touching statement about Avery:

Both Ribeiro and Ali also took to social media to pay tribute to Avery:

Avery passed away at a Los Angeles hospital on New Year's Eve following a recent open heart surgery. He was 68.

[via Yahoo!]