Following a one-day tribute to the actor Sydney Poitier, His large family has released a personal statement about the fond memories of his loving relationship with them. They also noted that his faith in humanity never wavered, “… for all the love you have shown him, know that he loved you again.
Poitier Family Report:
“There are no words to express the deep sense of loss and sadness we are experiencing now. We are so grateful that he was surrounded by his family and friends on his last day. To us Sidney Poitier is not only a great actor, activist and a man of incredible kindness and moral strength, he is also a dedicated and loving husband, supportive and loving father and a man who always puts family first. The guiding light that illuminates our lives with boundless love and wonder. His smile was healing, his warmth was a warm refuge, and his laughter was contagious.
“We can always turn to Him for wisdom and comfort. His absence feels like a huge hole in our family and heart. Although He is not with us in this world, His beautiful soul will continue to guide and inspire us. He will live in curious inquiry and in every act of mercy and compassion, living in the world of his legacy, not only with his incredible work, but will continue to inspire his humanity.
“We would like to express our deepest appreciation to each and every one of you for the love that emerges from all over the world. Our father’s extraordinary life, respect for fellow human beings and his unwavering dignity touched many. His faith in humanity never faltered, so for all the love you showed him, know that he loved you again.