The First Black Filmmaker John Singleton Passes Away At 51

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“Boyz n the Hood” director John Singleton died due to complications from a stroke he suffered almost two weeks ago on Monday.

His death announced by his family shortly after they confirmed that he had been taken off life support.

“John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends.”

The Academy Award-nominated director was placed in a medically-induced coma after enduring a stroke on April 17 while in the hospital. According to TMZ’s report he had checked himself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for experiencing weakness in his leg.

Singleton’s family said Monday he had high blood pressure that puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs.

 Tributes to Singleton began pouring in on social media throughout the day as reports of the filmmaker’s fading health began to surface.

On Monday, Singleton’s family said, “We are grateful to his fans, friends and colleagues for the outpour of love and prayers during this incredibly difficult time. We want to thank all the doctors at Cedars Sinai for the impeccable care he received.”

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