Sidney Poitier, first black man to win Oscar passes away at 94

Sir Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

The Hollywood actor’s death has been confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, according to Eyewitness News Bahamas.

His cause of death is not yet known.

Poitier was the first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964.

His trailblazing acting career saw him 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. Continue Reading



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