It’s that singular talent that’s being remembered by his peers and colleagues in Hollywood upon news that the “Boyz n the Hood” director died at age 51 after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago.
Read some tributes to Singleton below.
Samuel L. Jackson
“The youngest-ever Best Director nominee and an inspiration to us all. John Singleton, you will be greatly missed. ” — via Twitter
Neil deGrasse Tyson
John Landgraf, chairman of FX Networks and FX productions
“On behalf of my colleagues at FX, we are heartbroken about the passing of our friend and partner, John Singleton. For almost three decades, John was one of the most important filmmakers in this business, dating back to his masterwork, ‘Boyz n the Hood.’ Over the course of his illustrious career, John remained steadfast in telling stories that illuminate the daily challenges faced by African Americans, particularly those living in the inner city.
We are honored and fortunate to have worked with John on ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson; and the drama series ‘Snowfall,’ which he co-created and on which he is an executive producer and director. I know that the cast and crew loved John as much as we did, and that they are heartbroken over this news. Today we lost an incredibly talented artist, leader, activist, partner and friend — far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.” — via statement