“Boyz ‘n’ the Hood” icon John Singleton deceased after suffering massive stroke

John Singleton leaves behind a remarkable legacy.

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.”

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.

Share your thoughts below.


  1. RIP John Singleton 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💕

  2. Wow, R.I.P

  3. RIP to John Singleton!😢🙏❤One of the most acclaimed film directors in the industry! My heart and condolences belongs to his family during this tragic loss!😢🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏You’ll never be forgotten! This man directed a lot of Great films including my favorite film Boyz N Da Hood!!!!! It was shocking to me that he gone too soon!!!!🙏😢🙏

  4. I hate Death…why do we have to Die..I hate that entire concept..oh God…smfh

  5. U know today nor tomorrow is never promised May John Singleton Luke Perry Nipsey R.I.P. and I pray for a speedy recovery for Larry King and Peebo Bryson wow 😮

  6. Belizean Bad&Bruja

    Damn one day in a coma and they decide to take off the machine.

  7. Stella Resairo

    Oh no, that’s so sad! RIP John Singleton

  8. Wow r.i.p. John Singleton and thank for what you have given us in movie’s and flims we appreciate all you have given us all God will call you and answer babe you will be missed but not forgotten 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  9. R.I.P 😥

  10. And that cop played on boyz n da hood died as well.

  11. R.I.P. You and your work will be remembered. Thank you.

  12. Damn Man…… Not the director of Boyz N The Hood. So stunned and sad by the passing of John Singleton. R.I.P. my brotha.

  13. I’m shocked and saddened by this! This hurts my heart! He will be dearly missed! Boyz n the Hood is still a huge piece of my childhood! May he rest in peace! 😢😢😭😭💔💔

  14. Damn I just woke to hear this. Smh…the wrong people die I swear. He was great I liked higher learning and Boyz in the hood. Rest in piece man.🎬🎥

  15. Emmanuel Kendricks

    R. I P John you definately
    left your mark in the film

  16. Denis Gauthier

    his memory will live on forever 😢😢😢😢

  17. Thank you, John, for highlighting the Black urban experience in your masterpiece “Boyz N the Hood.”

  18. All these deaths lately 😭❤️

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