Oscar-winning Bahamian actor Sir. Sidney Poitier has died at the age of 94.
Sir. Sidney, a former Ambassador of The Bahamas to Japan and UNESCO died sometime after 7:00 p.m, Thursday, in Los Angeles California.
The news was confirmed by fellow actor and friend Cedric Scott.
Sir. Sidney became the first African-American to win an oscar for best actor in april,1964 for his role in Lilies of the Field.
Sir Sidney also had memorable roles in movies like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and A Raisin in the Sun.
In 2012, the Christie administraton named the bridge to Paradise Island in the Cat Island-born actor’s honour, with Sir. Sidney and his family on hand for the plaque inveiling.
He is survived by his wife and six children.
Sir. Sidney would have turned 95 on February, 20th.