Veteran American movie director, and filmakerJohn Singleton is dead. Singleton passed at the age of 51.
Recall the director suffered a major stroke a few weeks ago causing him to be placed on life support at the hospital.
On Monday, his family took off life support and he passed a few hours later.
A statement wrote by the family confirming his passing says:
“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.” — The Singleton Family.
Singleton became the first black filmmaker to be nominated for an Oscar for the movie “Boyz n the Hood,” back in 1991.
He is survived by five children.