His death has been confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell
Poitier was the first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964
He was awarded a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1974
In 2009, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama
Legendary Hollywood actor Sidney Poitier – the first black man to win the best actor Oscar – has died at 94.
His passing was confirmed by the Bahamas’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fred Mitchell, on Friday morning.
His cause of death is not yet known.
Bahamian-American Poitier’s trailblazing acting career saw them win an Oscar in 1964 for his role in Lilies of the Field him and earn two further Academy Award nominations, ten Golden Globes nominations, two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, six BAFTA nominations, eight Laurel nominations, and one Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination.
Twice-married, he had four daughters with his first wife Juanita Hardy, and two with his second wife Joanna Shimkus. To read more go to the link below: