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Sidney Poitier’s daughter Sydney remembers her late father: “There are no words for it”

Sidney Poitier’s daughter paid a moving tribute to her late father who died on January 6 at the age of 94.

“There are no words for it. No real way to prepare for it. No prose beautiful enough, no speech eloquent enough to capture the essence of my father,” Sydney Poitier wrote on Instagram.

“We know his accomplishments are many and that he literally changed the scenery for all who followed him. He made a path through rugged and hostile terrain so that those who came behind him could have a little more. ease during the trip, ”she continued.

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Sydney noted that her father was “gracious and wise”. She said she wanted people to “know the depth of his goodness.”

Actor Sidney Poitier and his daughter, actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier, arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA, 02 March 2014.
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“We thought we were taking care of him. Now I see the truth is that he always took care of us,” she shared. “He reminded us, especially in these uncertain times, of the power of GOODNESS. That even when the body fades away and things seem to crumble around us, goodness remains.”

She ended her post with: “I will miss you more than words can express Daddy. I will feel you in the heat of the sun on my back, I will hear you in the wind in the trees and I will look for you among the stars. where you will surely be. I love you. “

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The star’s death was confirmed to Fox News earlier this month by the Bahamian Foreign Office’s office. Bahamian Prime Minister Philip Davis also held a press conference on January 6 in which he remembered the film icon as “an actor and director, entrepreneur, civil rights activist and humans and, more recently, a diplomat.

Sidney Poitier in "The thin wire" in 1965.

Sidney Poitier in “Le Fil Svelte” in 1965.
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“We admire the man not only because of his colossal accomplishments, but also because of who he was: his strength of character, his willingness to stand up and be counted, and the way he mapped out and led the way. trip of a lifetime, ”Davis said.

In 1963, Poitier shot a film in Arizona, “Les lys des champs”. The performance led to a milestone: he became the first black man to win a leading actor Oscar. As one of the most beloved stars of Hollywood’s golden age, Poitier made her mark with films like “A Raisin in the Sun” (1961), “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967 ) and “Uptown Saturday Night” (1974), among others.

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