American film director and screenwriter, John Singleton dies,aged 51
The death has occured of Oscar-nominated director John Singleton he was aged 51.
He had suffered a stroke in April this year and has since been on life support.
Singleton directed “Boyz n the Hood” when he was 22.
The piece described the violence and gang-ridden neighborhood that characterised South Central Los Angeles a suburb were he grew up.
A family statement confirmed the filmmaker had “passed away peacefully” shortly after being removed from life support in Los Angeles surrounded by friends and family.
The family also seize the opportunity to keep people abreast of the dangers of hypertension, or high blood pressure, in the African-American community.
it was confirmed by his family that the late director had “silently struggled” with the condition, and urged people to familiarise themselves with symptoms.
“We are grateful to his fans, friends and colleagues for the outpour of love and prayers during this incredibly difficult time,” they said.
In 1992, Singleton became the first African-American filmmaker to be nominated for an Oscar as best director. His work on television included shows such as “Billions,”.
Born in LOS Angeles California on 6th january 1968,survived by wife Akosua Busia and four children.
He has many movies to his credit.
May his soul R.I.P