John Singleton, famed Boyz N The Hood writer-director suffered a stroke two weeks ago.
What We Know:
- Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, best known for the movies “Boyz n the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,” has died, according to his family.
- Singleton was born in Los Angeles on January 6, 1968. He was a University of Southern California (USC) alum and a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
- Singleton made entertainment industry history when he became the first African American and youngest person to be nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for Boyz n the Hood. His other film credits include Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Baby Boy, Rosewood, Shaft (2000), 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Four Brothers. He also co-created the FX drama Snowfall, which was renewed for a third season in September 2018.
- He was on life support after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago.
- Singleton is survived by his mother, Sheila Ward, his father, Danny Singleton, and his children Justice, Maasai, Hadar, Cleopatra, Selenesol, Isis, and Seven.
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