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Tributes Pour In For John Singleton Who Died At 51



Tributes and mixed reactions have continued to pour in from colleague filmmakers, directors, actors and fans of Boys N the Hood‘ Director, John Singleton who died today after a stroke.

Naija News reports that the family of the African-American film-maker earlier, today announced that he Singleton had been placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering a stroke several weeks ago, and his family had earlier made known their intention to take the filmmaker off life support.

“John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends,” they said in a statement quoted by media including USA Today and NBC News.

Singleton who died at 51 was the youngest writer-director and first African American to achieve the distinction, as his movie  “Boyz n the Hood” won Oscar nominations as best directed and best original screenplay.

“Boyz n the Hood, a movie that described youth and violence in South Central Los Angeles, the bleak, gang-ridden neighborhood of his childhood, obviously touched fans and those who were in the same shoes.

American actors and actresses such as Kevin Smith, Mark Wahlberg, Wendell Pierce, Maya Angelou as well as fans took to their Twitter handles to pay tribute to him and also offer their condolences to the family of the uncommon Film Director.

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