Monday brought to the entertainment world some terrible news as an A-list director, john singleton, was taken off life support. The director had suffered a stroke earlier this month and had been hospitalized ever since. He died at the age of 51 on April 29, 2019.
A representative of his family made the announcement saying he passed on peacefully with his friends and family surrounding him.
Following this announcement, some of the biggest names in Hollywood took to social media to honor the famous director. You can read through some of their posts below.
Thank you John.
— Gina Prince-Bythewood (@GPBmadeit) April 29, 2019
#johnsingleton Needless to say we go way, way back… There are no words to convey the absolute loss and sadness I feel right now. John was there for his fellow filmmakers, always. All we had to do was look up and he would be there smiling and applauding our efforts. pic.twitter.com/gpPDQg1dGn
— JulieDash (@JulieDash) April 29, 2019
Mourning the loss of a collaborator & True Friend John Singleton. He blazed the trail for many young film makers, always remaining true to who he was & where he came from!!! RIP Brother. Gone Way Too Soon!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 29, 2019
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. #RunIntoHisArms pic.twitter.com/wKfOaCGFuA
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 29, 2019
John created some incredible movies, his first being Boyz in the Hood at the age of 24. He became the first African-American and youngest person to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2019
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
Rest up John Singleton. We never met, but Remember The Time literally changed my life. Thank you so much. God Bless you
— Chance The Rapper Owbum ? (@chancetherapper) April 29, 2019
This is me & john Singleton on text in 2017 talking about doing a three six mafia biopic If this would had happened we would have won another Oscar for Best Picture John Singleton is a genius he knew the culture he helped us all I love you bro pic.twitter.com/yYo62kOSdv
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) April 29, 2019
They were all so young.
John Singleton with Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, and Morris Chestnut.
He made them the stars of a South Central story that had never been told well before.
It changed the whole game and launched so many careers into the stratosphere. pic.twitter.com/9wQ3Czb5F3
— Shaun King (@shaunking) April 29, 2019