Sidney Poitier‘s remaining day was spent “surrounded by household and mates,” his family members stated in a press release.
Poitier died Thursday evening in his Los Angeles dwelling. He was 94.
“To us Sidney Poitier was not solely a superb actor, activist, and a person of unimaginable grace and ethical fortitude, he was additionally a loyal and loving husband, a supportive and adoring father, and a person who all the time put household first,” his household stated in assertion.
Poitier is survived by his spouse, Joanna Shimkus, six daughters, eight grandchildren and a number of other great-grandchildren. His daughter Gina died in 2018.
“Though he’s not right here with us on this realm, his stunning soul will proceed to information and encourage us,” his household stated. “He’ll stay on in us, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren — in each stomach chortle, each curious inquiry, each act of compassion and kindness.”
“His legacy will stay on on the planet, persevering with to encourage not solely along with his unimaginable physique of labor, however much more so along with his humanity.
“We wish to lengthen our deepest appreciation to each single one in every of you for the outpouring of affection from around the globe. So many have been touched by our dad’s extraordinary life, his unwavering sense of decency and respect for his fellow man. His religion in humanity by no means faltered, so know that for all of the love you’ve proven him, he cherished you again,” the assertion concluded.