Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier’s cause of death has been determined after he passed away on January 6 at the age of 94. According to the death certificate obtained by E! News, the legendary actor died of a combination of heart failure, Alzheimer’s dementia and prostate cancer.
While he had suffered from dementia and cancer for years, according to the document, he suffered from heart failure in the hours before his death. The death certificate said Poitier died at his home in Beverly Hills and was cremated. He also mentioned Poitiers’ history as a 76-year-old actor.
During his prolific career spanning decades, Poitier starred in such films as ‘Porgy and Bess’, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’, ‘To Sir, With Love’ and ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’. . In 1964, he made Oscar history when he became the first black man to win a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Homer Smith in “Lilies of the Field.”
More than three decades later, he received an honorary Oscar “in recognition of his remarkable achievements as an artist and as a human being,” according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences database. . Poitier’s list of awards also included three Golden Globes, a Grammy and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Additionally, he had received an AFI Life Achievement Award, a Kennedy Center Honor and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Since his passing, many celebrities and personalities have paid tribute to the Hollywood icon, including Whoopi Goldberg, Tyler Perry, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kelly Rowland and Loni Love. (ANI)
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