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Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr passes away at 87

Louis Gossett Jr., the second black man to win an Academy Award as best supporting actor, has died aged 87, a family statement confirmed on Friday without revealing the cause of death. The Oscar-winning actor's roles ranged from an enslaved man in the TV mini-series "Roots" to a no-nonsense drill sergeant in "An Officer and a Gentlemen." In "Sadat," he had the title role, playing the Egyptian leader who made peace with Israel. Gossett, who was also a producer, director, social activist and the...

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