Oprah Winfrey mourns death of Sidney Poitier: ‘The greatest of the Great Trees has fallen’

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Oprah Winfrey has mourned the loss of “the greatest of the Great Trees” following the death of Sidney Poitier. The ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ actor – who was the first black winner of the Best Actor Oscar for his work on ‘Lilies of the Field’ – passed away aged 94 this week, and TV legend Oprah, who considered Sidney a friend and mentor, has paid tribute to him on Instagram. Oprah wrote: “For me, the greatest of the ‘Great Trees’ has fallen: Sidney Poitier. My honor to have loved him as a mentor. Friend. Brother. Confidant. Wisdom teacher. The utmost, highest regard and praise for his most…

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