On April 29, 2019, beloved filmmaker John Singleton was taken off of life support after suffering a major stroke nearly two weeks ago.
Singleton, 51, checked himself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles earlier this month after complaining of pain in one of his legs following a trip to Costa Rica. At the hospital, the director/producer suffered a major stroke. According to his family, he went into a coma and was put on life support where he remained unresponsive.
“It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today,” a spokesperson for the family said in a statement to Deadline. “This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors.”
Singleton is known for directing cult-classics such as Boyz N The Hood, Baby Boy, Poetic Justice, and TV shows such as FX’s Snowfall. His death was a huge blow for Hollywood. Many of his colleagues have since spoken out to sing his praises.
Check out a few below.
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I Will Forever Miss My Brother John Singleton. We Met While He Was A Film Student At USC. Over Many Years People Have Told Me “I’m Going To Be A Filmmaker”, When John Said That To Me The 1st Time We Met, I Believed Him Right Away. It Was No Surprise. With His Passion, His Heart, The Way He Talked About His Love For Cinema And Black Folks I Could See John Would Make It Happen, And He Did. From Day One, We Have Remained Close Over The Decades, Cheering Each Other On In This Industry That Is Not Set Up For Us To Win. John Singleton’s Films Will Live On Forever. Blessings And Prayers For His Family. May John Rest In Power. Amen.