Hollywood is in mourning over the death of an icon.
Sidney Poitier, the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, died at the age of 94.
On January 7, the Bahamas’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fred Mitchell, announced the news for the first time. His cause of death has yet to be determined.
Beginning in the 1950s, the iconic actor had a prolific career spanning four decades, including starring roles in Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, To Sir, With Love, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
Poitier made history in 1964 when he became the first Black and Bahamian-born actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor.