John Singleton: Director dies aged 51 after being taken off life support, report says

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John Singleton, the famed director greatest recognized for his movie Boyz N the Hood, has died, aged 51.

Singleton had been on life assist following a stroke on 17 April, at which level he was taken to an intensive care unit in Los Angeles. His household determined to take him off of life assist on Monday.

The acclaimed filmmaker was the primary African American nominated for a greatest director Oscar for Boyz N the Hood, and was the youngest ever to be nominated for that very same award on the time in 1991.

He directed that movie whereas he was in his 20s, and recent out of movie faculty.

“It’s with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and good friend, John Daniel Singleton can be taken off of life assist right now,” the household mentioned in a press release launched on Monday morning. “This was an agonising choice, one which our household made, over various days, with the cautious counsel of John’s medical doctors.”

Singleton was a local of Los Angeles, the town through which his acclaimed movie was set.

From that preliminary success, he went on to direct greater than 10 movies and tv sequence – together with Snowfall, a current drama on FX that focuses in on the crack cocaine epidemic within the 1980s.

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Singleton’s publicist mentioned after his stroke on 17 April that the director had quietly battled with hypertension all through his life.

The information of his dying comes only a week after his daughter, Cleopatra Singleton, mentioned that the household was optimistic that he would survive.

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