John Singleton’s Death Mourned by Ludacris, Chance the Rapper, Janelle Monae, Juicy J & More


Actors, musicians and fans came together to grieve and celebrate the life of director and screenwriter John Singleton after news of his death on Monday (April 29). 

Singleton directed the critically acclaimed 1991 film Boyz N the Hood in his early 20s and became the first African-American and youngest person ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for best director. He later went on to helm films like Poetic Justice and 2 Fast 2 Furious and most recently co-created the crime drama Snowfall in 2017. 

The groundbreaking and beloved director died after after he was taken off life support, about two weeks after suffering a major stroke. He was 51. 

See below for reactions from the community.