Publicity still of Academy Award winning actor Sidney Poitier holding the Oscar for his role in 'Lilies of the Field,' 1964. (Photo by John Kisch Archive/Getty Images)
- Actor and activist Sidney Poitier has died.
- He was 94 years old.
- The office of the Bahamian Minister of Foreign Affairs has confirmed his death.
- Sidney had dual citizenship in the United States and the Bahamas.
- There are no details surrounding how he died or where he died.
- Sidney was the first Black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor for his role, Lilies of the Field in 1963.
- In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
- He is survived by his wife of 45 years and six daughters.
- What was your favorite role starring Sidney Poitier?