LILIES of the Field actor Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a Best Actor Oscar, has passed away at 94.

The Acadamy Award winner’s death was confirmed by Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, via Eyewitness News Bahamas.

In response to Poitier’s death, Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper said he was “conflicted with great sadness and a sense of celebration when I learned of the passing of Sir Sidney Poitier

“Sadness that he would no longer be here to tell him how much he means to us, but celebration that he did so much to show the world that those from the humblest beginnings can change the world and that we gave him his flowers while he was with us,” Cooper told the Guardian Nassau.

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  • Academy Award for Best Actor

    Sidney Poitier was the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1963 film Lillies of the Field.

    Poitier played as a handyman who helped a group of German-speaking nuns build a chapel.

  • Did Sidney Poitier die?

    It has been reported that the actor died on January 7, 2021, at the age of 94.


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