The beloved American actor, film director, and activist, Sidney Poitier sadly passed away at the age of 94. He was the inspiration for many people around the world and today, the legendary actor has gone from this world.
He was the person who broke the barriers of racial after winning the first black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in Lilies of the Field, and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement. The passing news of Sidney Poitier was confirmed by Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, January 7, 2022.
How Did Sidney Poitier Die?
Along with this, the news of his death was confirmed by the acting director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eugene Torchon-Newry. The actor was also an ambassador. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and at that time, he become the first Black male actor to win the award.
A Bahamian-American actor, and film director, Sidney Poitier sadly passed away at the age of 94. The cause of his death has not been revealed yet but the sources According to the sources, the news of his passing was confirmed by Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairds on Friday and the actor took his last breath on January 6, 2022, after leaving for many decades.
Along with this, he created a distinguished film legacy in a single year with three 1967 films at a time when segregation prevailed in much of America. The Spain became the first Black star nominated for an academy award with 1958’s “The Defiant Ones”.
Since the news of his passing went viral on social media, many big celebrities are expressing their sorrow over his death. He has citizenship in Bahamia and America. The actor made his fame just because of his talent and earn huge respect from the world.
He appeared in several movies and made every single film hit. He was born on February 20, 1927, in Miami, Florida. He was the seventh youngest child of his family. He grew up in the Bahamas than a British Crown colony.
American Actor Sidney Poitier Passed Away at 94
At a young age, he joined the American Negro Theater but he was rejected by audiences. People didn’t want to see a black man on the stage which made him unable to sing. To achieve his successful life in theatres, she worked hard for the next six months to sharpen his talent and later, when he gave his second attempt at the theater, he was noticed by everyone and became a role in the Broadway production Lysistrata.
Because of his talent, he gained huge popularity in the film industry and started to appear in several films including One Bright Light, An Outsider in Hollywood, and many more. He had worked in Biographies and Autobiographies. Today, he lost a great soul and a great gentleman who always helped others. May his soul rest in peace.