Famed director John Singleton, who suffered a stroke last week, has died.
Singleton is credited with many culturally important films -- including Boys n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Four Brothers -- as well as fan favorites 2 Fast 2 Furious and Abduction. He also directed the classic music video for Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time," starring Iman, Eddie Murphy and Magic Johnson.
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BREAKING: Director John Singleton has passed away at the age of 51 after being taken off of life support. ET Live has the latest: https://t.co/7Ov2AzlQbk pic.twitter.com/xO9q5GFSla
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) April 29, 2019
God Bless this guy.— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) April 29, 2019
John Singleton Damn.
Such a nice guy.Talented guy.Generous
Gave so many people there Big Breaks.
What a nice loyal guy he was.#johnsingleton
Literally gave me the opportunity of my career. Was so supportive t& was my biggest fan making Higher Learning pic.twitter.com/c2xSCXfg2C
Exclusive: Director John Singleton Expected Not to Pull Through, Family and Friends Told to Make Peace With Him https://t.co/2ptx2BnjQf— lovebscott (@lovebscott) April 28, 2019
John Singleton Still Alive On Life Support and Non-Responsive After Stroke https://t.co/e96IGyvYu8— TMZ (@TMZ) April 29, 2019
Everybody Is All About John Singleton
RIP John Singleton 🙏🏿🖤 pic.twitter.com/C81ThhKkLr— brandon / jinx / big jinx (@Jersey_Jinx) April 29, 2019
"I'm a director, but I'm also a teacher. I'm a lover of cinema, and I love working with people who are hungry and have the energy to really do better work." RIP John Singleton, a filmmaker who made history and refused to let the industry place limits upon his powerful creativity. pic.twitter.com/kyBKoLrnbV— Tribeca (@Tribeca) April 29, 2019
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The family of director John Singleton told FOX4 film critic @sedwardskc early Monday that Singleton has died.— FOX4 News (@fox4kc) April 29, 2019
Singleton had been in a coma after suffering a major stroke more than a week ago.https://t.co/mrMcKSCcIo pic.twitter.com/5sLwUQqlll
RIP John Singleton. He was just 23 years old when he directed Boyz N The Hood, one of the greatest films ever made. An absolute masterpiece. John had a profound impact on my career as a filmmaker and later as a friend. He will be forever be missed. So damn sad. pic.twitter.com/i8yDSxDLD6— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) April 29, 2019
R.I.P. John Singleton 🙏🏾🌹 the legendary film director and visionary behind classic films like ‘Boyz N The Hood’, ‘Baby Boy’ and ‘Poetic Justice’ passed away today at the age of 51. pic.twitter.com/KzY0S5gAUR— MOBO (@MOBOAwards) April 29, 2019
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John Singleton, the first African-American director Oscar nominee has left us.— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) April 29, 2019
A big hole has been left in the industry.
Thank you, for your raw & honest portrayal of life (i.e. Poetic Justice, Four Brothers, and especially Boyz N the Hood). Sleep well #RIP pic.twitter.com/lXBIzBgBu8
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