Hollywood is mourning the lack of an icon.
Sidney Poitier, the primary Black man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, has died at the age at 94, in accordance with a supply near the household, who confirmed his passing to NBC News. The news was first introduced, per The Independent, by the Bahamian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fred Mitchell, on Jan. 7. His explanation for dying has but to be confirmed. E! News has reached out to reps for remark.
The iconic actor had a prolific profession spanning over 4 a long time—starting within the 1950s—together with starring roles in Porgy and Bess, A Raisin within the Sun, To Sir, With Love and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. In 1964, Poitier made historical past by turning into the primary Black and Bahamian-born actor to win an Academy Award within the Best Actor class.
His extremely-polished record of accolades included two extra Academy Award nominations, ten Golden Globes nominations, two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, six BAFTA nominations, eight Laurel nominations, and a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination.