Reports Say Legendary Black director, writer and producer John Singleton dies at 51

By Gregg L.Greer,  Editor @greer_gregg,| The FrontPage

B.A.W.N (LOS ANGELES)- The family of director John Singleton told FOX4 film critic Shawn Edwards early Monday that Singleton has died.

But According to FOX 4legendary director John Singleton has died. He was 51. However, TMZ has a conflicting report that Singleton is still alive and on life support.

NEW YORK – OCTOBER 25: John Singleton attends the premiere of “For Colored Girls” at Ziegfeld Theatre on October 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Singleton had been in a coma after suffering a major stroke more than a week ago.

Singleton’s family had previously confirmed he suffered a stroke on April 17 but did not elaborate on his condition.

Singleton, 51, who was the first black filmmaker nominated for the best director Oscar award, is known for films like “Boyz n the Hood” and “Poetic Justice.”

A show he co-created for the FX Network, “Snowfall,” was renewed last year for a third season.

Singleton’s peers and colleagues have expressed their affection.

“Showing love/support for a fellow black director from LA,” Ava DuVernay wrote in a tweet. “He is a lovely man. Pray with me.”

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Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Minister, Social Activist, and the Editor of the One World internet journal. Greer is the Founder of Freedom First International an world renown human rights NGO. As the Editor of Black America World News– Greer has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in CNN, and he is a frequent commentator on MSNBC online, Huffington Postt, and The Daily Kos.  Listen to his international radio podcast at OneWorld Talks -if you are interested in interviews from from him and others of the brightest minds today, you can email him at  oneworldtoday@gmail.com His website is www.gregglgreer.com

2 Comments

  1. I am heartbroken, he showed the world that blacks were as intelligent as any other race. John showed young blacks and browns they could achieve anything if they fight, long and hard their dreams could come true.

    My condolences to the Singleton family.
    Rest in peace John you have earned your rest. We are proud of you even in death.

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