Hollywood’s Legendary Actor Sidney Poitier died at the age of 94. Oscar winner Sydney was the first Black movie star to receive an Oscar Award for Outstanding Performance by the First Black Star who won the Oscar. The people of the country and the world were shocked after hearing the news of the death of this great actor. From Hollywood to Bollywood, people are paying heartfelt tributes to Sydney, expressing grief over her death.
Barack Obama expressed grief
US President Joe Biden expressed grief over the death of Sydney, while many well-known personalities including former President Barack Obama remembered his contribution. Barack tweeted a photo of himself and wrote, ‘Talented Sidney Poitier has made excellent use of the power of cinema to bring us together with his stellar performance. He opened closed doors for a new generation of actors. Love to Michelle and my family and fans’.
Through his groundbreaking roles and singular talent, Sidney Poitier epitomized dignity and grace, revealing the power of movies to bring us closer together. He also opened doors for a generation of actors. Michelle and I send our love to his family and legion of fans. pic.twitter.com/zkYKFSxfKA
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 7, 2022
Oprah Winfrey gets emotional
At the same time, famous American TV host Oprah Winfrey expressed her grief by sharing her very cozy picture with Sidney, writing, ‘A great tree has fallen for me: Sidney Poitier. It is a matter of pride and honor for me to love him as a mentor. He has a lot of respect as a friend, a brother, a teacher. I will cherish their memories. He was an enthusiastic person with encouragement.
Sidney Poitier was Anil Kapoor’s favorite actor
Sidney Poitier was such a great artist whose fans were all over the world. Showing his acting talent for a long time, he has given many great films to Hollywood. Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor also shared a picture of Sydney with him on Instagram and wrote, ‘Sydney Poitier my childhood idol, inspiration and star of my favorite films, always your fan, rest in peace’.
Let us tell you that when in America in the 50-60s, during the tense situation of racism in America, Sydney acted in films challenging bigotry and conservatism. There are films like 1967’s Sydney film ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ and ‘In the Heat of the Night’.