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Halle Berry Pays Tribute To The ‘Iconic Trailblazer’ Sidney Poitier

Known for his remarkable contribution to the world of cinema, the late actor was an inspiration to many around the globe.

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Halle Berry has paid a tribute to ‘iconic Trailblazer’ Hollywood actor Sidney Poitier.

Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win Best Actor Oscar, dies aged 94 on Friday.

The Hollywood star is best known for films including Guess Who’s Coming to DinnerIn the Heat of the Night Lilies of the Field, A Raisin in the Sun, and  Uptown Saturday Night.

Taking to his Instagram, the 55-year-old actor shared a picture with Sidney Poitier and wrote a long heartfelt note in his memory.

Berry wrote, “A tiny bit of myself is lost when my friends are gone,” Sidney Poitier wrote in his book LIFE BEYOND MEASURE. My dear Sidney, an enormous part of my soul weeps at your passing.”

She further talked about his work by writing, ”In your ninety-four years on this planet, you left an indelible mark with your extraordinary talent, paving the way for Black people to be seen and heard in the fullness of who we are.”

”You were an iconic trailblazer; yours was a life well-lived. I grew up idolizing you and will always remember the day when I first met you. It is the only time in my life when I’ve been rendered speechless! There I sat, with my words glued together, and you were as gracious and charming then as you would be during our decades of friendship to follow,” The Bruised actor and director added.

She finally concluded the note by writing, ”Rest in peace, beloved Sidney. You are and always will be the true measure of a man.”

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Known for his remarkable contribution to the world of cinema, the late actor has been an inspiration to many around the globe.

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