2013 was an awful year for celebrity deaths. Gandolfini, Monteith, Farina, Ebert, O'Toole, Fontaine, Walker, Black, Winters...and that's not even all of them! So, January 1st comes around and we are left in the wake of two deaths; James Avery and Juanita Moore. Moore was marvelous in 1959's 'Imitation of Life' and she was a true pioneer for African American actors, but if I'm going to be honest, it is Avery that hits me the hardest. I grew up with him. He was MY Uncle Phil! His loss is tragic and it really starts off this year sourly. He created a legendary character and will never be forgotten.