A family representative said the Boyz n The Hood director passed away “peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends,” TMZ reports.
The news came shortly after Singleton’s family decided to switch-off his life machine after he tragically didn’t respond to treatment.
A spokesperson said: “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today.
“This was an agonising decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors,” they told Deadline.
“Mourning the loss of a collaborator & True Friend John Singleton”
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Samuel L Jackson paid his respects for the director on Twitter shortly after the news broke.
In a heartfelt post the Hollywood legend wrote: “Mourning the loss of a collaborator & True Friend John Singleton.
“He blazed the trail for many young film makers, always remaining true to who he was & where he came from!!! RIP Brother. Gone Way Too Soon!”
Singleton was the first black man nominated for Best Director at The Oscars.
In an earlier statement his family said: “On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital.
“John is currently in the ICU and under great medical care.
“We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends and colleagues.”
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