Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier dies aged 94

Holywood legend Sir Sidney Poitier has died at the age of 94.

The death of the beloved actor was confirmed by Secretary of State Fred Mitchell.

Bahamian-American actor Poitier was an Oscar-winning star and in 1964 became the first black male actor to win the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies of the Field

Fans of Poitier shared their tribute on Twitter because they couldn’t believe the news.

One person wrote: “One of the greatest of all time. May he rest in peace.”

Following the death of Kirk Douglas in 2020, Poitier became one of the last surviving great stars from the golden age of Hollywood cinema and the oldest living and earliest surviving male Oscar winner.

Poitier also received recognition for Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, and A Patch of Blue. He continued his breakthrough in three hit films from 1967 dealing with racial and racial relations: To Sir, with Love; Guess who’s coming for dinner and in the heat of the night. He was the top box office star of the year.

Poitier was made Knight of Honor of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1974.


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