American trailblazing actor and filmmaker Sidney Poitier jas joined his passed away.
He opened the doors to many modern black actors today and is recognized for his roles in movies related to race in America.
His elegant performance in the 1964 movie Lilies of the Field won him the Academy Award for Best Actor, becoming the first Black actor to achieve this feat.
Sidney Poitier was known for Hollywood films like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and Lilies of the Field.
He starred in three films that addressed the issue of race relations, To Sir, with Love, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and In the Heat of the Night, which was directed by Norman Jewison in 1967.
How did Sidney Poitier die?
On Thursday, January 6, 2022, Sidney Poitier passed away in his Los Angeles, California, home sometime after 7pm.
Actor and close friend to Poitier, Cedric Scott confirmed this morning.
His death was also confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, prompting tributes from industry folks and fans across social media.