John Singleton passed away on Monday after being removed from life-support following a massive stroke. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker was 51-years old. Singleton was reportedly rushed to the hospital on April 17th due to a stroke. Singleton’s condition quickly declined and he reportedly slipped into a coma. The Los Angeles Times (@latimes) reported, Singleton passed away at Cedars-Sinai Hospital inside the intensive care unit.




John Singleton may have been known by many for directing and creating “Boyz N The Hood”, but Singleton’s legacy goes well beyond that one movie. (Even though it is one of my all-time favorites.) John Singleton also directed

  • Poetic Justice
  • Higher Learning
  • Baby Boy
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Shaft
  • Rosewood
  • Four Brothers
  • Abduction
  • Hustle & Flow
  • Woo


and I’m sure I’m probably leaving out a few others. John Singleton became the first African American to be nominated for an Oscar. That nomination came for Boyz’ N The Hood. Singleton was 24-years old at the time. More importantly, Singleton created a platform to employ African-American actors in Hollywood at a time when not too many people were casting African Americans in lead roles in major movies. Singleton’s work has surely inspired countless others to believe that they too can do this. His legacy will definitely leave an impact, and the work he has done will surely live on for future generations to see and enjoy as much as we have. R.I.P John Singleton…..gone, but will never be forgotten. Thank you for the movies that became the theme to my life as a young man, and also my inspiration in a lot of ways.