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RIP: Beloved Actor and Icon Sidney Poitier Has Died At The Age Of 94

01/07/2022 12:00 AM EST by WBLS Staff
Sidney Poitier has passed away at the age of 94. His death was confirmed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, however, no cause of death has been reported. The beloved actor and icon began his acting career in 1949 and was best known for his roles in “The Defiant Ones” “A Raisin in the Sun”, and “Lilies of the Field”(1963) which earned him his first Oscar win for the film and became the first African American man to win for a leading role. Not only was Poitier an active on stage and on-screen actor, but he was also a major part of the Civil Rights movement. Two of his roles in the films. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “To Sir, with Love,” were “the landmarks in helping to break down some barriers between blacks and whites,” according to his IMDb page. Sidney Poitier’s career spanned nearly 70 years. Many of his friends, and fans paid their tribute to the legendary actor. https://twitter.com/jfreewright/status/1479470442884874245?s=21https://twitter.com/kirkwrites79/status/1479471771002699776?s=21https://twitter.com/theundefeated/status/1479473072470036480?s=21https://twitter.com/nadine_writes/status/1479468104090533889?s=21https://twitter.com/joycemeetsworld/status/1479469825311322123?s=21https://twitter.com/ayannaprescod/status/1479472986507915270?s=21We will keep Sidney Poitier's loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.