Following his death, Poitier’s family released a statement, reading: “To us, Sidney Poitier was not only a brilliant actor, activist and a man of incredible grace and moral fortitude, he was also a devoted and loving husband, a supportive and adoring father and a man who always put family first.
“Although he is no longer here with us in this realm, his beautiful soul will continue to guide and inspire us. He will live on in us, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren — in every belly laugh every curious inquiry, every act of compassion and kindness.
“His legacy will live on in the world, continuing to inspire not only with his incredible body of work but even more so with his humanity.”
The Sidney Poitier documentary will be exclusive to AppleTV+, with a likely release date of late 2022 or 2023.