Sidney Poitier, beloved legend and first black best actor Oscar winner, dead at 94

Sidney Poitiers is dead at 94 (photo FilmMagic)

NEW YORK, Junuary 7, 2022-Legendary actor Sidney Poitier, 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 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.

The Post has reached out to reps for Poitier for comment.

Tributes immediately started flooding after news of his passing.

Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Wright lauded Poitier as “one of a kind” and referenced the classic film “To Sir With Love” in a tribute tweet. “What a landmark actor. One of a kind. What a beautiful, gracious, warm, genuinely regal man,” Wright wrote. “RIP, Sir. With love.”

“Rest in power beautiful human being and actor Sir Sydney Poitier,” Rosanna Arquette tweeted.(NYPOST.COM)

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