Sidney Poitier, the beloved Oscar-winning actor, has died. He was 94.

The star’s death was confirmed to Fox News on Friday by the Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office.

In 1963, Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.

Poitier became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.
(Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

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