Updated: Mar 23, 2020
Misery flooded the streets of Los Angeles, California when John Singleton was pronounced dead due to a stroke today (April 29,2019). Singleton suffered from a major stroke a week prior to signing a settlement agreement (April 17, 2019). Since then, he has been hospitalized and in a coma and just recently passed away at 51-years-old. Singleton was an African-American director who held his name at a higher standard for directing numerous award winning movies and T.V. shows. He was nominated for the best director Oscar in 1992 for directing ‘Boyz In The Hood,’ making history for African-Americans and #BlackCulture all throughout the United States.
His resume included several nostalgic films/shows including ‘Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Baby Boy, Rosewood, Shaft and 2 Fast 2 Furious.’ He has also directed episodes of ‘Empire, Billions, 30 for 30 and American Crime Story.’
Fellow African-American director Jordan Peele made a statement regarding his legacy, calling him “a brave artists and true inspiration.” Other public figures like Janelle Monae, Chance The Rapper, Larry Karaszewski, Shaun King, Regina King, etc, took to social media to offer their condolences regarding Singleton's death. See them below.
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