John Singleton To Be Removed From Life Support Later Today... Family Announces
Famed producer and director John Singleton will be removed from life support later today. The sad news was delivered in this family statement.
"It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off life support today. This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John's doctors."
John Daniel Singleton (born January 6, 1968) was an accomplished director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing Boyz n the Hood (1991). For the film, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for the award. Singleton was born in South Los Angeles and many of his early films, such as Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), and Baby Boy (2001), consider the trauma and implications of inner-city life for many . Some of his other films include dramas such as Rosewood (1997) in addition to action films such as Shaft (2000),