Oscar-nominated American director and writer of Boyz N The Hood, John Singleton passed away at the age of 51 on Monday, 29th September 2019.
John's family informed Fox News that the former director had "passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends."
We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time,
Earlier on Monday, John's family announced that they had taken the decision to remove Singleton from life support.
The family informed that the decision had been made,
over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John's doctors.
They further added,
John Singleton is a prolific, ground-breaking director who changed the game and opened doors in Hollywood, a world that was just a few miles away, yet worlds away, from the neighborhood in which he grew up,
The Boyz N The Hood director had been in a coma after suffering a heart stroke 12 days earlier.
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. He loved bring the black experience to the world. ..Us at Cannes ‘90 pic.twitter.com/CaRKjZtjgB
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 29, 2019
The family had previously revealed John's medical condition, but few details had been given about the seriousness of his health.
Monday's statement read as follows,
John loved nothing more than giving opportunities to new talent and his films came to be known for career-making roles with actors who the industry would come to embrace; talents such as Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Ice Cube, Tyrese and Taraji P. Henson.
As per his family, Singleton quietly struggled with hypertension.
During his career, John Singleton was responsible for directing movies like Poetic Justice, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Boyz N The Hood, and Rosewood and many others.
Cube,John Singleton, 2Pac & Me.
Poetic Justice Wrap party which I had a barely noticeable part in that JOHN told me I was to good for,I told him I would do Craft Service on the film.He also told me one day I’ll give you a a great part & he did on Higher Learning.#JohnSingleton pic.twitter.com/ZuvdXraZgK
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) April 29, 2019
John Singleton was born on 6th January 1969 and was 51 years of age when died on 29th April 2019 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.