Actor Sidney Poitier dead at 94

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – DECEMBER 19: Actor Sidney Poitier attends the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation’s 6th Annual Christmas Gala and Fundraiser at Montage Beverly Hills on December 19, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for The Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation)

(WTRF)– The actor Sidney Poitier has died at the age of 94, according to multiple reports.

Eyewitness News Bahamas said the death was confirmed by Bahamian Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell.

Mitchell said to one news outlet, “I understand from a family member that he passed away last night. We will be issuing a statement shortly.”

Poitier was known for his work in ‘In The Heat of The Night,” “Lilies of the Field,” and “The Defiant Ones.”

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