The visionary filmmaker lent his writing and directing talents to several formidable projects, including Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), Rosewood (1997), the Shaft remake (2000), and Baby Boy (2001). Although he did not take home the gold that year, Singleton, who was 23 at the time of the film's release, still made history for being the youngest person to ever receive nominations in those categories.
Singleton joined the Directors Guild of America in 1990, served three terms as a member of the Western Directors Council and was the co-chair of the African American Steering Committee.
Since news of his stroke, Singleton's colleagues in Hollywood have offered their support and well wishes.
Singleton became the first black filmmaker nominated for a Best Director Oscar for his debut feature from 1991, "Boys N The Hood". The series was approved last fall for a third season. The film helped to launch the acting careers of Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding Junior.
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In 2002, "Boyz N the Hood" was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, which called it "an innovative look at life and the tough choices present for kids growing up in South Central Los Angeles".
In her conservatorship petition, Ward says her 51-year-old son is unable to properly provide for his personal needs, including feeding and clothing himself. But on Friday, Singleton's daughter Cleopatra Singleton, 19, filed a declaration disputing that account. Jordan Peele, the Oscar-winning "Get Out" and "Us" filmmaker, called him "a courageous artist and a true inspiration". John Singleton, thank you for your vision.
The director's family had provided few details about Singleton's medical crisis, but said he has long suffered from hypertension.
"John Singleton was a great director and storyteller who was never afraid to show African Americans in complex, multidimensional roles. John Singleton, you will be greatly missed", the organisation behind the Oscars tweeted. "I was so fortunate to be a collaborator with John on the show 'Snowfall, ' and witnessed first-hand the enormous impact he had on so many". In a statement obtained by "Extra", his family said, "We are grateful to his fans, friends and colleagues for the outpouring of love and prayers during this incredibly hard time".