Film director, screenwriter, producer John Singleton has passed away after suffering a stroke. He was 51.
Singleton had been in a coma and on live support after suffering a sever stroke on April 17. The Singleton family has released the statement.
“We are sad to relay that John Singleton has died. John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends. We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time.”
John Singleton was well known for 1991 film, Boyz N The Hood. The classic film earned him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Director. He became the first African American director and youngest male ever to be nominated at the age of just 24.
The Los Angeles native is also well-known other films such as Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), and Baby Boy (2001), Rosewood (1997),Shaft (2000), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and Four Brothers (2005).
Most recently, John was the co-creator of the FX crime drama Snowfall, which was renewed last year for its third season.