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Boyz n the Hood Director John Singleton Dies at 51

Boyz n the Hood Director John Singleton Dies at 51

Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton has died at the age of 51 after being taken off life support.

On Monday we reported that John Singleton was hospitalized following news that he had suffered a stroke. All week reports said that he was in a coma, but his family disputed the claims, now, he has passed. Read on…

Boyz n the Hood Director John Singleton Dies at 51

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CelebNHealth247.com reports that Snowfall director John Singleton has passed away after being taken off life support.

The sad news comes just a few days after it broke that the director had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke and was being cared for in an intensive care unit.

Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton known for his films, Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Shaft, Higher Learning, Poetic Justice and the TV series Snowfall has passed.

The Singleton family announced on Monday that he had “passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends.”

The statement continued:

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.

Earlier Monday, Singleton’s family announced that it had made the “agonizing decision over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors.”

The earlier statement said:

John Singleton is a prolific, ground-breaking director who changed the game and opened doors in Hollywood, a world that was just a few miles away, yet worlds away, from the neighborhood in which he grew up.

Singleton’s last film directing credit was 2011’s Abduction, the filmmaker had recently made the switch to television, directing episodes of Empire and American Crime Story’s first season, which focused on the trial of OJ Simpson.

John Singleton also recently executive produced the police drama series Rebel and Emmy-nominated documentary L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later and created the TV show Snowfall, an ambitious drama focusing on the crack epidemic in early 1980s Los Angeles.

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