Director John Singleton Dies Shortly After Being Taken Off Of Life Support

Director John Singleton died shortly after his family decided to take him off of life support. The director, the first African American director to be nominated for an Academy Award was 51. The director had a stroke 12 days ago, he never regained consciousness. Rapper Ice Cube released a statement about the passing of Singleton. Cube’s first major film role was ‘Boyz n the Hood” Singleton’s first film. Cube said, “Thank you John for being my friend, brother and mentor for 30 years.’

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Cube continued, “For believing in me when I was unsure of myself. Your passion for telling our stories
from out point of view was more than an obsession it was your mission in life. Your love for the black experience was contagious, and I would never be the man I am without knowing you. On April 29th, 1992 you were on TV warning the world what was to come. I’m sad today, because I this April 29th, who will warn the world what’s to come. I love you and miss you already brother.” Singleton also directed ‘Poetic Justice’ with Janet Jackson and ‘2 fast 2 furious’ ‘Four Brothers’, ‘Hustle and Flow.’

More details surrounding Singleton’s medical crisis was revealed late Monday. He had been vacationing in Costa Rica, when he returned to California, he was having trouble with his legs. He went to Cedar Sinai Hospital for treatment. While admitted to the hospital he suffered a stroke on April 17th, and never regained consciousness. Singleton also directed some episodes of the mega FX series, ‘The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. Singleton grew up in South Central Los Angeles, he graduated from USC with honors, and directed his first film only 2 years after graduating. Singleton’s family said that the director suffered from high blood pressure from a very early age. They advised people to get themselves checked out.

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