John Singleton migrates north.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
LOS ANGELES — “Boyz ‘n’ the Hood” director John Singleton has migrated to that big movie studio in the sky. The Oscar-nominated writer “passed away peacefully” on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 51. Singleton suffered a stroke a few days ago that rendered him comatose. After consulting with doctors, the family made “the agonizing decision” to pull the plug. “We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want to thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time,” the family said in a statement.
“John Singleton is a prolific, ground-breaking director who changed the game and opened doors in Hollywood.”
I was discovered by a master filmmaker by the name of John Singleton. He not only made me a movie star but made me a filmmaker. There are no words to express how sad I am to lose my brother, friend & mentor. He loved bring the black experience to the world. ..Us at Cannes ‘90 pic.twitter.com/CaRKjZtjgB
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 29, 2019
Empire actress Taraji P. Henson panegyrized Singleton via Instagram for recognizing her prowess during the neonate stages of her acting career. Taraji, if you recall, starred alongside Tyrese Gibson in Singleton’s “Baby Boy” in 2001. “YOU saw in me what I did not see in myself!!!” Taraji wrote.
“YOU taught me about the power of my eyes!!! MY GOD MY GOD!!! I will FOREVER miss you my dear sweet John Singleton. I can NOT believe it. GOD BLESS YOUR MOTHER AND BABIES AND FAMILY!!! PRAYING FOR ALL OF US!!! You touched and changed so many lives!!!!”
Rapper Ice Cube, who played ‘Doughboy’ in Boyz ‘n’ the Hood, tweeted: “I was discovered by a master filmmaker by the name of John Singleton. He not only made me a movie star but made me a filmmaker. There are no words to express how sad I am to lose my brother, friend & mentor.”
John leaves behind 5 children.
Heaven just gained a filmmaker.
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