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John Singleton Dies At 51 & Black Hollywood Remembers His Legacy

John Singleton Dies At 51 & Black Hollywood Remembers His Legacy

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The writer, director and producer was taken off life-support today after previously suffering a stroke.

This morning John Singleton’s family made a statement that they were taking the film legend off of life support. At the time he hadn’t been taken off the ventilator yet, but TMZ has now reported his passing. In their statement his family said, “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off life support today. This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors.”

Singleton was so important to the culture, for his debut film, the 1991 classic Boyz N the Hood, he became the very first black filmmaker to be nominated for an Oscar. His legacy will live on forever through his family, his work, and the lives of people he touched. Some of his filmography includes of course Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers and Hustle & Flow.