Oscar-Nominated Director John Singleton Dies At Age 51!

Published Date: 30 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 30 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Two-time Oscar-nominee for the 1991 crime-drama Boyz n the Hood, John Singleton has passed away on Monday, 29 April 2019. The veteran director was rushed for medical support following a severe stroke on 17 April.

The 51-year-old director, John Singleton lost his battle to the stroke as his sad demise rocked hard the movie fraternity.

John’s family publicized the devastating news via the official statement moments after his passing,

John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends.

In his private life, John is a loving and supporting father, son, brother, and friend who believed in higher education, black culture, old school music and the power of film.

Earlier in the Monday morning, the family’s spokesperson broke  the news stating that the late director came out of the life support,

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.

This was an agonising decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California in the late 1960s, John became both the first African-American and the youngest ever filmmaker to receive the Oscar nomination for Best Director with Boyz n the Hood. John was just 24 when he achieved this feat.

Besides, he directed the movies like Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and Four Brothers (2005).

John was survived by five children.

Tributes Galore For The Deceased Actor!

Hollywood is definitely reeling after the unfortunate demise of the veteran director. Filmmakers and actors such as Jordan Peele and Regina King praised the legacy of John Singleton via their social accounts.

Likewise, actor Samuel L. Jackson mourned for his brother-like-friend via his Twitter account.

Other many celebrities passed their condolences to the deceased family and admired the cinematic success of late John Singleton.    

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