John Singleton dies at 51 after family switch-off life support

30 April, 2019, 07:13 | Author: Jared Lewis
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He is also responsible for Poetic Justice starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, Baby Boy, Shaft, and Four Brothers, among other pictures.

Oscar nominated film director John Singleton died after his family opted to take him off life support Monday.

His family has confirmed that he "like many African Americans ... quietly struggled with hypertension".

Several reports that Singleton had died were published online Monday morning, and fans began posting tributes. "I'm grateful to John Singleton for telling this story", tweeted another.

Singleton's peers and colleagues have expressed their affection. The film earned Singleton Oscar nominations for Best Director (he was the first black director to earn the nod) and Best Original Screenplay.

A show he co-created for the FX Network, "Snowfall", was renewed past year for a third season. "As I started to think about what I wanted to do with my life, and cinema became an option, it was just natural that this was probably gonna be my first film". The 1991 film about the lives of young men in South Central Los Angeles starred Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ice Cube, Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. The medical emergency prompted his mother, Shelia Ward, to request temporary conservatorship over her son's estate.

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Latterly, Singleton has accused Hollywood of trying to "homogenise" black film-making. Many Hollywood A-listers shared their personal accounts of working with Singleton, including award-winning director Shonda Rhimes, who noted how Singleton personally impacted her career and motivated her. In 2011, Singleton sued Paramount Pictures for $20 million, claiming the company had violated an agreement with him related to the release of "Hustle & Flow".

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"John Singleton was a great director and storyteller who was never afraid to show African Americans in complex, multidimensional roles".

She said that her son was involved in a number of business ventures and recently agreed to sign a sizable settlement agreement.

Singleton, who served an executive producer and co-creator of the FX series "Snowfall", about the crack cocaine epidemic in 1980s Los Angeles, and executive producer of the BET series "Rebel", about a private investigator in Oakland, also directed TV. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this hard time." - via statement.

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