Oscar Award Nominated Film Director and Writer John Singleton Dead at 51

It’s with the sad news that we’re reporting filmmaker and director, John Singleton died Monday afternoon.

Over a week ago, Singleton had been in a coma after suffering a major stroke.

His family confirmed the creator of the FX television series, “Snowfall” suffered a stroke on April 17 and fell into a coma without regaining consciousness.

Singleton, 51, who was the first black filmmaker nominated for the best director Oscar award, is known for films like “Boyz n the Hood” and “Poetic Justice.”

Our condolences and prayers to his family, friends and loved ones for their loss.

According to biography.com, Singleton was born January 6, 1968, in Los Angeles, California. In 1991, his film Boyz n the Hood won him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He followed the win with Poetic Justice in 1993 and Higher Learning in 1995. Subsequent works include 1997’s Rosewood, 2000’s Shaft remake, and 2001’s Baby Boy. In 2005, he produced Hustle & Flow and directed Four Brothers.

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