What You Need To Know: John Singleton

‘This is heartbreaking’: Fans, celebrities reflect on legacy of John Singleton after news of death

On Monday, John Singleton died at 51 after being taken off life support following a major stroke. 

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The director and screenwriter, known as the first African American to be nominated for best director at the Academy Awards, is known for his films “Boyz N the Hood,” “Poetic Justice,” “Baby Boy” and more. 

As news of his death spread, several  people, including other famous filmmakers such as Robert Townsend and Jordan Peele, took to social media to reflect on his legacy.


Others posted about Singleton’s work, noting his passion for documenting African American life in Los Angeles and elsewhere. 


Some shared their favorite memories of Singleton. 


And a few remembered his accomplishments and vowed to carry on his legacy.


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