A number of people were tweeting “RIP Dr. Phil” after “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star James Avery died on Wednesday.
They apparently were mixing up Dr. Phil McGraw, a popular daytime talk show host, with Avery’s “Fresh Prince” character Uncle Phil, or Philip Banks.
Some also tweeted photos of rapper Rick Ross, saying “RIP,” because he bears a likeness to Avery.
“R.i.p. Dr. phil from fresh prince,” said one.
And there were some tweets with a photo of Dr. Phil saying “RIP James Avery” or something similar.
Some were quick to point out the difference between the two.
“Leave it to twitter i get on here see R I P Uncle Phil wit a pic of Dr Phil,” one user commented.
Reports on Wednesday say that Avery died in Los Angeles after he underwent open-heart surgery.
“Fresh Prince” co-star Alfonso Ribeiro confirmed Avery’s death on Wednesday.
“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,” he wrote on Facebook.