Actor, filmmakers and others are paying tribute to John Singleton after the famend director died on Monday at age 51.
The Los Angeles native is most well-known for his 1991 directorial debut, “Boyz n the Hood,” incomes essential approval for its depiction of South Central LA’s black neighborhood. At age 24, Singleton grew to become the youngest and the primary African American individual to be nominated for the Finest Director Oscar. He went on to direct “Poetic Justice” (1993), “Shaft” (2000) and “2 Quick 2 Livid” (2003), amongst others.
Singleton’s demise got here hours after his household determined to take him off life help. He had been in a coma since an April 17 stroke.
Throughout his profession, Singleton labored to elevate up different black filmmakers and actors, a lot of whom mourned his demise on Monday. Listed here are a few of the tributes:
John Landgraf, chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions, advised HuffPost in a press release that the corporate is “heartbroken” over the demise of Singleton, calling him “one of the vital filmmakers within the enterprise.” Singleton helped create and write a number of reveals on the community.
“We’re honored and lucky to have labored with John on The Folks v. O.J. Simpson and the drama sequence Snowfall, which he co-created and on which he’s an government producer and director,” Landgraf mentioned.
He continued: “As we speak we misplaced an extremely proficient artist, chief, activist, accomplice and pal ― far too quickly. Our ideas and prayers are along with his household at this tough time.”
This story has been up to date with extra tributes.