Hollywood is mourning the lack of Oscar-nominated author and director John Singleton.
On Monday, Singleton’s household confirmed to Fox Information that the 51-year-old “handed away peacefully, surrounded by his household and associates.”
“We need to thank the superb medical doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for his or her knowledgeable care and kindness and we once more need thank all of John’s followers, associates and colleagues for the entire love and help they confirmed him throughout this troublesome time,” the assertion added.
The information got here hours after Singleton’s household introduced that they had made the “agonizing resolution” to take away Singleton from life help. The “Boyz n the Hood” director had been in a coma following a stroke 12 days earlier.
‘BOYZ N THE HOOD’ DIRECTOR JOHN SINGLETON DEAD AT 51
On Monday, stars flooded social media to pay tribute to Singleton, remembering him as an iconic director and a trailblazer in his trade.
“Mourning the lack of a collaborator & True Buddy John Singleton. He blazed the path for a lot of younger movie makers, all the time remaining true to who he was & the place he got here from!!! RIP Brother. Gone Method Too Quickly!” Samuel L. Jackson wrote.
Filmmaker Ron Howard tweeted: “Unhappy unhappy information. Such an excellent director and so nicely regarded in all places he went. We are going to miss his work and his storytelling voice. RIP #JohnSingleton.”
“RIP John Singleton. So unhappy to listen to. John was a courageous artist and a real inspiration. His imaginative and prescient modified every little thing,” echoed writer-director Jordan Peele.
Likelihood the Rapper expressed how he had by no means met Singleton, however his music video for Michael Jackson’s track “Bear in mind The Time” deeply impacted him.
“Relaxation up John Singleton. We by no means met, however Bear in mind The Time actually modified my life. Thanks a lot. God Bless you.”
Regina King shared a number of images of herself with Singleton on Instagram, writing: “Relaxation In Energy, my pal. One of many biggest to ever do it.”
“Thanks GOD for blessing us with this reward higher often known as John Singleton,” she continued. “Having hassle discovering sufficient phrases to share simply what you imply to me. Will all the time love you John! Your spirit will endlessly shine vibrant.”
Fellow director Guillermo del Toro additionally expressed his condolences, tweeting: “R.I.P. an excellent man, a gifted man and a pal to all administrators.”
“The youngest-ever Finest Director nominee and an inspiration to us all. John Singleton, you’ll be enormously missed,” The Academy wrote on Twitter.
“This one cuts deep. You’ll by no means be forgotten. Trigger your work will dwell on,” wrote Lena Waithe.
Tweeted Viola Davis: “The perfect life is after we depart a path. We depart one thing on this earth larger than us. John Singleton….you impressed a technology of Artists. We are going to shoulder on….’Could flights of angels sing thee to thy relaxation. RIP.”
Spike Lee additionally paid tribute to Singleton, sharing a photograph and a narrative concerning the late director on Instagram.
“I Will Perpetually Miss My Brother John Singleton. We Met Whereas He Was A Movie Pupil At USC. Over Many Years Individuals Have Instructed Me ‘I’m Going To Be A Filmmaker’ When John Stated That To Me The first Time We Met, I Believed Him Proper Away,” Lee recalled. “It Was No Shock. With His Ardour, His Coronary heart, The Method He Talked About His Love For Cinema And Black Of us I May See John Would Make It Occur, And He Did.”
Lee continued: “From Day One, We Have Remained Shut Over The A long time, Cheering Every Different On In This Trade That Is Not Set Up For Us To Win. John Singleton’s Movies Will Reside On Perpetually. Blessings And Prayers For His Household. Could John Relaxation In Energy. Amen.”
Ava DuVernay additionally shared a photograph of herself with Singleton, penning a heartfelt message: “There aren’t many people out right here doing this,” she wrote. “It’s a small tribe within the grand scheme of issues. He was an enormous amongst us. Sort. Dedicated. And immensely gifted. His movies broke floor. His movies mattered. He shall be missed. And lengthy remembered. Thanks, John. #RunIntoHisArms.”
“Gone too quickly. We are going to miss you John… relaxation in love,” Jada Pinkett Smith tweeted.