John Singleton Passes Away At 51 [DETAILS]

Legendary director John Singleton has passed away at the age of 51 after suffering a stroke a few weeks ago on April 17th.

Singleton passed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, Calif. 12 days after he was admitted to the hospital. He was taken off life support which he had been on since being taken into the hospital.

At 24-years-old, Singleton became the youngest and first-ever African-American to be nominated for Best Director at the Oscars for his work on the cult classic, “Boyz N the Hood.” The movie was created and based on his personal experiences growing up in South Central Los Angeles.

Along with “Boyz N the Hood,” he also directed “Baby Boy,” “Rosewood,” “Higher Learning,” the remake of “Shaft” with Samuel L. Jackson, “2 Fast 2 Furious,” and Poetic Justice,” which starred 2-Pac and Janet Jackson.

“John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends,” Singleton’s family told CNN in a statement. “We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want to thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time.”


The hip-hop community shared their condolences and thoughts on social media. Read some of the reaction out below.

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