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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.
R.I.P John Singleton thank you for helpling me if It wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be a Academy award Winner I gonna miss you bro I love you my prayers for your family we will never forget! YOU ARE LEGENDARY 🙏🏿
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) April 29, 2019
Rest up John Singleton. We never met, but Remember The Time literally changed my life. Thank you so much. God Bless you
— Chance The Rapper Owbum 📅 (@chancetherapper) April 29, 2019
Mourning the loss of a collaborator & True Friend John Singleton. He blazed the trail for many young film makers, always remaining true to who he was & where he came from!!! RIP Brother. Gone Way Too Soon!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 29, 2019
Cookie and I are deeply saddened to hear about the untimely passing of our friend and outstanding filmmaker John Singleton.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2019
John Singleton will be taken off life support today. Family issues statement pic.twitter.com/zpwtcXjCBI
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) April 29, 2019
John Singleton was brilliant.
His movies populated my childhood. He changed the game and told stories that showed 360 degrees of Black life…the beauty and the pain, the success and the struggle.
And marched to the best of his own drummer for 25+ years in film. pic.twitter.com/8E5bu9ucTW
— Shaun King (@shaunking) April 29, 2019
JOHN SINGLETON . A GENIUS .
Thank you for capturing US like no other . 😭🙏🏽🖤
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) April 29, 2019