U.S. movie director John Singleton lifeless at age 51

John Singleton, who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed movie “Boyz n the Hood” about younger males struggling in a gang-ridden Los Angeles neighborhood, died on Monday on the age of 51, his household stated, days after he suffered a stroke.

“We’re unhappy to relay that John Singleton has died,” the household stated in a press release. “John handed away peacefully, surrounded by his household and mates.”

Earlier on Monday, the household stated it had made the “agonizing determination” to withdraw life help from Singleton, who was being cared for at Cedars-Sinai Medical Heart in Los Angeles since having a stroke on April 17.

Singleton was a local of South Central Los Angeles, the group that was the setting for “Boyz n the Hood,” a drama about friendship amid the peril of gang violence.

He grew to become the primary African-American and the youngest particular person to be nominated for an Academy award for greatest director, at age 24, for the film, which he additionally wrote.

Singleton later directed movies similar to motion movie “2 Quick 2 Livid” and historic drama “Rosewood.” He additionally directed episodes of TV exhibits together with “Empire” and “Billions.”

Most lately, Singleton was the co-creator and government producer of FX community TV sequence “Snowfall” in regards to the begin of the cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles.

His household stated Singleton was “a prolific, ground-breaking director who modified the sport and opened doorways in Hollywood, a world that was just some miles away, but worlds away, from the neighborhood wherein he grew up.”

He additionally “beloved nothing greater than giving alternatives to new expertise” together with Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Ice Dice and Taraji P. Henson, the household stated.

Hollywood celebrities paid tribute to Singleton on Monday.

“John was a courageous artist and a real inspiration. His imaginative and prescient modified the whole lot,” filmmaker Jordan Peele wrote on Twitter.