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Celebrities pay tribute to director John Singleton

 

 

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John Singleton, an iconic filmmaker who has directed classics such as Boyz n the Hood, Baby Boy, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, and more passed away Monday at the age of 51 following a major stroke that left him hospitalized in a coma on April 17. In 1992, Singleton made history by becoming the first African-American and youngest person to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar for Boyz n the Hood. His work also expands to directing episodes of “Empire,” “American Crime Story,” and ESPN’s “30 for 30.”

 

Celebrities from musicians, actors, actresses, and fellow directors took to social media via Instagram and Twitter to express their condolences, and the influence that Singleton left on the film industry and Black culture. Check it out below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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