There is a piece of sad news related to Hollywood. Oscar-winner actor Sidney Poitier has said goodbye to the world forever. Sidney Poitier breathed his last at the age of 94. The actor has acted in brilliant movies like 'To Sir with Love,' 'In the Heat of the Night,' 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.' Sidney was identified not only as a good actor but also as an activist who participated extensively in the civil rights movement for black people in the US.
Fans, including celebrities, have condoled the passing away of Sidney Poitier. Former US President Barack Obama tweeted his condolences. "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."
In addition, Indian actor Anil Kapoor posted a picture with Sidney, writing, "Sidney Poitier, my childhood role model, inspiration for the rest of my life, star of my favourite movies, always your fan, tribute" Sidney Poitier's birth took place in Miami on February 20, 1927. He was brought up on a tomato farm in the Bahamas. In 2009, Sidney Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, by then-President Barack Obama. In the movie The Heat of the Night, he played a black police officer who faces apartheid. He also played a London teacher in the movie 'To Sir With Love' this year.