Oscar winner, director, and activist Sir Sidney Poitier has died at the age of 94.
SIR SIDNEY POITIER, who was 94 years old, has died.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell confirmed that Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier had died at the age of 94.
The well-known actor had a long and illustrious acting career.
The Bahamian-American actor and activist was also known for his work as a film director.
The Defiant Ones and Blackboard Jungle are two of his best-known works.
He was also the first Black man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Sir Sidney received the award for the film Lillies of the Field, which he directed in 1964.
He was also nominated for two more Oscars, as well as numerous Golden Globes and BAFTAs during his career.
His death was confirmed earlier today, but there are no details on the cause of death yet.
His death comes just a few months after a Broadway play based on his life was announced.
Tributes have poured in since the news of his death broke.
“Sidney Poitier,” wrote actor Jeffrey Wright.
What a historic performer he was.
What a lovely, gracious, warm, and genuinely regal man he is.
Sir, please accept my condolences.
“With heartfelt gratitude.”
“RIP to one of cinema’s Gods, Sidney Poitier,” Jesse Hawken concluded.
“I was literally thinking, yesterday, that someone should reach out to Sidney Poitier for one last interview before it was too late,” Wesley Lowery wrote on Twitter.
“A trailblazer has passed away.”