John Daniel Singleton was born January 6, 1968, and died on April 29, 2019; he was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing Boyz n the Hood in 1991.
For the film, John was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for the award at age 24.
John is a native of South Los Angeles and many of his early films, such as Poetic Justice in 1993, Higher Learning in 1995, and Baby Boy in 2001, consider the implications of inner-city violence.
Some of his other films include dramas such as Rosewood in 1997 in addition to action films such as Shaft in 2000, 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003, and Four Brothers in 2005. He recently co-created the crime drama Snowfall.
On April 17, 2019, Singleton suffered a stroke and was, placed under intensive care at an undisclosed hospital.
He reportedly began to experience weakness in his legs upon recently returning to the United States after a trip to Costa Rica.
On April 25, it was, reported that he was in a coma.
On April 29, Singleton’s family reported that he had died, though his publicist said he was still on life support.
Sadly, John Daniel Singleton passed away on April 29, 2019; he was 51 years old.