John Singleton

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John Singleton
John Singleton 2013.jpg
Singleton at the Canadian Film Centre event in 2013
Born
John Daniel Singleton

(1968-01-06)January 6, 1968
DiedApril 29, 2019(2019-04-29) (aged 51)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer
Years active1991–2019
Spouse(s)
Akosua Busia
(m. 1996; div. 1997)
Children7

John Daniel Singleton (January 6, 1968 – April 29, 2019) was an American movie director, screenwriter, and producer. He was best known for directing Boyz n the Hood (1991). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for the award.[1]

His works included Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), and Baby Boy (2001).

In 2017, Singleton was accused of sexual harassment by a journalist who interviewed him.[2][3]

On April 17, 2019, Singleton had a massive stroke and was hospitalized in the intensive care unit in Los Angeles.[4] On April 25, it was reported that he was in a coma.[5] On April 29, he was said to be on life-support.[6] He died hours later at the age of 51 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.[7][8]

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  1. "John Singleton Biography (1968–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
  2. "'Boyz n the Hood' Director John Singleton Accused of Sexual Harassment by Reporter Danielle Young". indiewire.com. November 6, 2017.
  3. "Journalist Accuses Jesse Jackson, John Singleton Of Sexual Harassment". losangeles.cbslocal.com. November 7, 2017.
  4. "John Singleton, 'Boyz n the Hood' director, suffers from a stroke family says". USA Today. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  5. Gonzales, Sandra (April 25, 2019). "Director John Singleton in coma following major stroke". CNN. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  6. Loughrey, Clarisse (April 29, 2019). "John Singleton: Publicist says director 'still on life support', after reports he died aged 51". The Independent. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  7. Ramos, Dino-Ray (April 29, 2019). "John Singleton Dies: Trailblazing 'Boyz N The Hood' Filmmaker Was 51". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  8. Littleton, Cynthia (April 29, 2019). "'Boyz n the Hood' Director John Singleton Dies at 51". Variety – via MSN.

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