Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton died in Los Angeles on Apr. 29.
Posts celebrating his achievements and others showing appreciation for the director could be found across social media, and we've gathered a few of them here.
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"Less than two weeks after John Singleton suffered a massive stroke, the trailblazing filmmaker has died in Los Angeles at the age of 51. The director, who made history with 1991's Boyz n the Hood as the youngest person and first African American ever ..."
RIP John Singleton.— The Black List (@theblcklst) April 29, 2019
Singleton was the first black filmmaker ever nominated for Best Director and remains the youngest ever nominee - he was only 23 years old while making BOYZ N THE HOOD.
Thank you for the powerful stories you shared with us, John - you will be dearly missed. pic.twitter.com/FhCLOLoAPC
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
“It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today,” a spokesperson for the family said in a statement to Deadline https://t.co/Xcy5fsrxrV— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) April 29, 2019
Boyz n the Hood And John Singleton Are All Over Twitter Today
John Singleton is the first Black American nominated for the best directing Oscar and he has always remained committed to portraying Black urban life onscreen. No matter what happens next, he deserves every flower there is. For Poetic Justice alone, he deserves every flower. pic.twitter.com/Xsgfa3Nkad— Evette Dionne 🤷🏾♀️ (@freeblackgirl) April 29, 2019
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RIP John Singleton. So sad to hear. John was a brave artist and a true inspiration. His vision changed everything.— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) April 29, 2019
I just got an email from John Singleton's publicist about that one report saying he died early Monday morning.— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) April 29, 2019
She said: "John is still in life support. That reporting is inaccurate."
The youngest-ever Best Director nominee and an inspiration to us all. John Singleton, you will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/cMWrDz9633— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 29, 2019
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Boyz n the Hood— Complex (@Complex) April 29, 2019
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In 1992, John Singleton was the first black person nominated for a Best Director Oscar. He also remains the youngest person to be nominated. He was 23.
Rest in power to one of the greatest to ever do it 🙏 pic.twitter.com/oHuhjC59gw
Boyz n the Hood— Congressional Black Caucus (@OfficialCBC) April 29, 2019
These are just a few of John Singleton's work. He was a legendary filmmaker who told authentic stories about the Black experience.
He inspired generations of artists behind him. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/Q69qgq9LbT
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