John Singleton, the writer and director best known for his iconic film, "Boyz n the Hood," has passed away at the age of 51.
Singleton suffered a serious stroke two weeks ago and had been in a coma. His family made the decision to take him off life support on Monday.
Singleton, the first black filmmaker nominated for the best director Oscar for his 1991 drama "Boyz n the Hood," has also directed such other movies as "Poetic Justice," "Higher Learning," "2 Fast 2 Furious" and the 2000 remake of "Shaft."
His most recent work includes the FX show "Snowfall," about the rise of crack in Los Angeles.
Singleton received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 26, 2003.
RIP John Singleton. So sad to hear. John was a brave artist and a true inspiration. His vision changed everything.— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) April 29, 2019