Movie Director John Singleton who gave us the iconic 1991 film ‘Boys n da Hood’ which kicked of the careers of Ice Cube, Regina Bell, Morris Chestnut, Cuba Gooding Jr, Angela Bassett and Lawrence Fishbourne passed yesterday after his family disconnected him from life support. He had suffered a stroke earlier this month. John was born in 1968 in South Central L.A., he attended the Univ. of Southern California film school and his first film after graduation garnered him a best director nomination by the Motion Pictures Academy. Singleton went on to direct Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur in his 1993 hit ‘Poetic Justice’. John stayed true to his roots in his South Central Los Angles neighborhood, and it showed in his films ‘Higher Learning’, ‘Baby Boy’ ‘Rosewood’ ‘Four Brothers’ and he directed the remake of ‘Shaft’ which stared Samuel L. Jackson in 2000. John was working on the FX television series ‘Snowfall’ at the time of his death. John is survived by his parents Shelia Ward and Danny Singleton and his six children Justice, Maasai, Hadar, Cleopatra, Selenesol and Seven. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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