Sidney Poitier's family remembers Oscar winner as a man of 'marvelous grace' - ny post

Sidney Poitier's remaining day changed into spent "surrounded by family unit and pals," his loved ones noted in a statement.

Poitier died Thursday night in his los angeles domestic. He become 94.

"To us Sidney Poitier became no longer best an excellent actor, activist, and a man of fabulous grace and moral fortitude, he turned into also a devoted and loving husband, a supportive and adoring father, and a person who always put family unit first," his household stated in statement. 

Poitier is survived via his wife, Joanna Shimkus, six daughters, eight grandchildren and a number of amazing-grandchildren. His daughter Gina died in 2018. 

"despite the fact he's no longer right here with us in this realm, his captivating soul will proceed to e book and inspire us," his household mentioned.  "he will reside on in us, his grandchildren and first rate-grandchildren — in every stomach snicker, every curious inquiry, each act of compassion and kindness."

Sydney Portier Sidney Poitier's family unit observed the late actor turned into a "committed and loving husband" in a press release after his contemporary demise. Ron Galella collection via Getty Sydney Portier Joanna Shimkus Poitier won an Oscar for his role in "Lilies of the box." Ron Galella assortment by way of Getty

"His legacy will live on on earth, carrying on with to encourage not most effective with his surprising physique of work, however much more so together with his humanity.

"we'd want to extend our deepest appreciation to every single one of you for the outpouring of love from world wide. So many had been touched by our dad's extraordinary life, his unwavering sense of decency and recognize for his fellow man. His faith in humanity by no means faltered, so comprehend that for all the love you've proven him, he loved you again," the statement concluded.

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