Tributes pour in following John Singleton’s death

Tributes pour in following John Singleton's death

Legendary director John Singleton has died at the age of 51 after he suffered a stroke earlier this month. The director remained on life support following a medical coma. His family announced in a statement to The New York Times that he would be to be taken off of life support Monday.

In the statement, the family shared in part; “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today,” the family said in an earlier statement to The New York Times. “This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors.”

The star made history in 1992 when he became the youngest and first black person to be nominated for Best Director for his film, Boyz n the Hood. His other notable films include Poetic Justice and Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Michael Jackson‘s Remember The Time music video.

John’s family, friends, colleagues and fans took to social media to send tributes.

Tributes pour in following John Singleton’s death. Here’s a look at what’s been said.

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I really didnt want to believe I’d to have to write something like this about John. I am a believer of miracles. Alas…I met John when my older sister Kelly enrolled at USC in 1986 & quickly became friends with a group of fun loving, black, creative masterminds. They called themselves the “Black Pack” I was 13 then and in awe of how loud and proud they were. Each friend contributing a different vibe and talent. By the time I turned 18 they chaperoned (yeah right ?) my birthday party. When I transferred to UCLA they promised my family they would look out for me & they did. The entire time I’ve been in Hollywood I knew I had big brothers who had my back & that knowledge gave me wings. While they all accomplished so much, there was John breaking barrier after barrier making dreams into reality and never losing that loud and proud, by any means necessary mentality. Flash forward decades and I’d run into him in the islands or Miami and we’d laugh in awe and glee at how far we’d both come. I will forever be grateful to the Black Pack & John Singleton. You showed me exactly what we can do when we stick together. Love & Light to all his loved ones and fans. Hold onto one another, we are greater together. Rest in eternal peace ????

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Rest in Power @johnsingleton You changed the culture ??❤️ #BoysInTheHood #PoeticJustice #BabyBoy

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