Iconic Actor Sidney Poitier Has Died Aged 94

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Legendary actor Sir Sidney Poitier has died at the age of 94.

The sad news of the icon’s death has confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, according to Eyewitness News Bahamas.

Poitier made history by becoming the first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964.

Actor Jeffrey Wright lead tributes on Friday, tweeting:

‘Sidney Poitier. What a landmark actor. One of a kind. What a beautiful, gracious, warm, genuinely regal man. RIP, Sir. With love.’

Poitier’s cause of death is not yet known.

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