Legendary actor Sidney Poitier passed away on Friday. His death was confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell. On top of being an award winning actor; the Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner actor was also a pioneer for racial justice during the Civil Rights era. His cause of death is unknown at this time.
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The passionate Bahamian actor was also the first Black man to receive an Oscar For Best Actor in 1964 for a movie called “Lillies Of The Field.” He was 44 years old when he received that award. Nonetheless, Poitier brought fire and enthusiasm to his roles. On set, he seemed to be able to embody his natural self within his roles; some happy, some sad. But mostly highly passionate, showing authentic emotions as a father and friend.
The retired actor leaves behind his wife and six children.