At the age of 94, the famous Bahamian-American movie star passed away.

Sidney Poitier, one of America’s most famous and well-known actors, has died.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas, Fred Mitchell, made the announcement.

Sidney Poitier Bahamian-American movie star passed away
Sidney Poitier

At the age of 94, the movie star passed away. His cause of death has not yet been determined.

He was the first black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor until his death.



His career extended decades, and he received numerous awards and honors, including an Academy Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and knighthood.

The Bahamas-born actor shot to fame in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s race related thriller ‘No Way Out’ in 1950.

Poitier received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal in ‘The Defiant Ones’ in 1959, the same year he appeared on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun.

He went on to perform a number of roles, making him one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors.

From 1997 until 2007, Poitier served as the Bahamas’ Ambassador to Japan after leaving the screen.

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