Sidney Poitier’s Cause Of Death: Actor’s Passing Was Result Of Multiple Factors, Says Health Department Document

Sydney Poitier Died According to a death certificate issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in early January from a combination of cardiopulmonary failure, prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s dementia. The document was made public today.

At the time of his death, details of how the Oscar-winning actor passed away were not available.

The death certificate clarifies that the 94-year-old trailblazer died at his home in Beverly Hills on January 6, the day the world learned of his passing.

Poitier is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joanna, five daughters, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In 2018, the sixth daughter, Gina, died.

Read Deadline’s obituary for the acting legend Here,

City News Service contributed to this report.