Groundbreaking actor, Louis Gossett Jr., has died at the age of 87

BEVERLY HILLS CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actor Louis Gossett Jr. attends the 27th annual ‘Night Of 100 Stars’ black tie dinner and viewing gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Legendary actor, Louis Gosset Jr., has passed away at the age of 87. He is recognized as the first Black man to win an Oscar for his supporting actor role in the TV miniseries “Roots”. “Never mind the awards, never mind the glitz and glamor, the Rolls-Royces and the big houses in Malibu. It’s about the humanity of the people that he stood for,” his cousin said in a statement. He’s also konwn for his role in the Broadway production of “A Raisin in the Sun”. He is survived by his sons, Satie and Sharron.

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