Sidney Poitier, First Black Best Actor Oscar Winner, Dead At 94

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Sidney Poitier, the legendary actor, whose 71-year career included iconic roles in the classic Hollywood films “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Uptown Saturday Night,” has died.

The actor was 94. His cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

The news was announced by the Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, prompting tributes, The Independent reported.

Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis is set to hold a press conference in tribute of the late legend on Friday morning, local outlets reported.

Source: NY Post

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