John Singleton, maker of ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ dies at 51

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However, Singleton's publicist quickly shut down those claims sharing the producer was sadly still in a coma.

Earlier on Monday, the family said it had made the "agonizing decision" to withdraw life support from Singleton.

Regina King, who appeared in "Boyz n the Hood" and starred alongside Jackson and Shakur in "Poetic Justice", also memorialized Singleton on Monday, sharing photos of the two of them throughout the years.

Singleton's inspiration had been his old childhood group of friends. John Singleton's Films Will Live On Forever.

Fans and celebrities by the dozens flooded social media with their condolences following Singleton's passing.

Singleton, then 24, was also the youngest person in history to be nominated for best director and was nominated for best original screenplay for the 1991 film. Over the course of his illustrious career, John remained steadfast in telling stories that illuminate the daily challenges faced by African Americans, particularly those living in the inner city. The film helped to launch the acting careers of Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding Junior. We Met While He Was A Film Student At USC.

"Like many African-Americans, Singleton quietly struggled with hypertension, " according to the family's statement.

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His family revealed he'd suffered a stroke on April 17.

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

The filmmaker's mother and daughter are now battling in court over who will assume temporary conservatorship, and they differ on their assessment of Singleton's condition. Cleopatra added that doctors had not yet firmly diagnosed her father. She opposed her grandmother becoming conservator, or guardian.

Amid all the family drama, Singleton's famous friends are making trips to the hospital to visit him, including Taraji P. Henson and Tyrese Gibson.

Ava DuVernay called him "a giant among us".

"Gone too soon. We will miss you John. rest in love", Jada Pinkett Smith tweeted. "He is a lovely man". I didn't have the money for everything, so I had to use the public computers at school to write.

"He not only made me a movie star but made me a filmmaker. I was on a kamikaze mission to really tell stories from my perspective - an authentic black perspective". He blamed the commercial failure of "Rosewood" on lack of support from Warner Bros. "His vision changed everything", echoed writer-director Jordan Peele. But Barr said those reports are inaccurate. "What's interesting when you see 'Black Panther" is you realize it couldn't have been directed by anybody else but Ryan Coogler. Now, Singleton's family issued a statement noting they were going to take him off of life support. He also directed episodes of TV shows including "Empire" and "Billions". FX renewed Snowfall for a third season last fall. His kindness lifted me up.

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