One of the most revered figures in Black cinema history, John Singleton, died Monday after slipping into a coma after a major stroke. He was 51. Singleton was the mastermind behind Oscar nominated “Boyz In The Hood,” a legendary coming of age story of four men in South LA. This film, along with all the culture shifting movies Singleton made in the years to come, forever cement his name as a juggernaut in the entertainment industry.
Because of the huge impact of his work, many stars took to social media to share their grief over his passing and to celebrate his legacy.
When news of his hospitalization hit last week, celebrities requested prayer and sent well wishes to the ailing legend. Now that he’s gone, all of Black Hollywood has stopped to reflect on the shining legacy he leaves behind.
Ava DuVernay took to Twitter and said, “There aren’t many of us out here doing this. It’s a small tribe in the grand scheme of things. He was a giant among us. Kind. Committed. And immensely talented. His films broke ground. His films mattered. He will be missed. And long remembered. Thank you, John.”
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