Sidney Poitier, the actor and activist who broke color barriers in Hollywood and starred in some of the most iconic movies ever made, has died.
The office of the Bahamian Minister of Foreign Affairs has confirmed Sidney’s death to the media… however, the circumstances surrounding his passing are not yet known, nor do we know where he died.
Poitier was the first black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor for his starring role in “Lilies of the Field” in 1963.
Sidney’s roles are legendary … starring as Mark Thackeray in “To Sir With Love,” and Detective Virgil Tibbs in “In the Heat of the Night” in 1967. You know, he delivered the famous line, “They call me Mr. Tibbs.”