Los Angeles County coroners revealed how iconic actor Sidney Poitier died on Sunday. He passed away in his Beverly Hills home on Jan 6 at the age of 94.

His official death certificate lists heart failure as the primary cause of death for the actor. Two other causes were mentioned in Pointier’s death certificate: Alzheimer’s disease and prostate cancer.

Poitier was also cremated, according to the certificate.

Poitier portrayed several iconic characters in films through the mid-20th century, with several powerful performances in films such as In the Heat of the Night and The Defiant Ones cementing his status as an iconic leading man.

Read more about Poitier’s storied life and career here.


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