Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, who additionally co-created the FX drama Snowfall, has died on the age of 51.
Singleton handed away on Monday after struggling a stroke earlier this month and reportedly falling right into a coma. His household in the end determined to take him off life help.
“We wish to thank the wonderful docs at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for his or her professional care and kindness, and we once more need thank all of John’s followers, pals and colleagues for the entire love and help they confirmed him throughout this troublesome time,” Singleton’s household stated in a press release to Deadline.
A graduate of USC’s movie college, Singleton rocketed to fame along with his directorial debut, 1991’s Boyz N the Hood, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Finest Director, making him the youngest individual ever nominated for that award. Singleton went on to direct movies corresponding to Poetic Justice, Larger Studying and Rosewood, together with the 2000 Shaft remake starring Samuel L. Jackson and 2003’s 2 Quick 2 Livid.
On the small display, Singleton created FX’s 1980s drug-trade chronicle Snowfall, together with Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, and directed the pilot episode, serving as an govt producer throughout its first two seasons. (Snowfall was renewed for a 3rd season in September, however no premiere date has been set.) He additionally directed episodes of Fox’s Empire and FX’s American Crime Story: The Individuals v. O.J. Simpson.