Boyz n the Hood Director John Singleton Dies

April 29, 2019

We lost the great filmmaker John Singleton today, after his family made the difficult decision to take him off of life support. Singleton was a pioneer in his craft as writer-director and TV producer. He was the youngest person to have ever been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director (“Boyz n the Hood”). He also directed and produced big blockbuster films like “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “Shaft,” and “Four Brothers.” Singleton has stated that some of his biggest influences in film include the Star Wars franchise and the world of Steven Spielberg. He was 51 years old.