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?