The american film director John Singleton is dead. He was 51 years old. It informs his family, according to news agency AP.
John Singleton, who among other things was behind the film 'Boyz n the Hood', died at a hospital in Los Angeles, 12 days after he was hit by a slagstilfælde.
- He died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, says a representative for the family, according to the netmediet TMZ.
John Singleton got his big break with debutfilmen 'Boyz n the Hood' from 1992. The film, which is a socialrealistisk depiction of a ghettoområde in Los Angeles, meant that the Singleton, as the first african american, was nominated for an Oscar for best direction.
He was just 24 years old, when he received the nomination, which at the same time makes him filmhistoriens youngest nominees in the category.
Since directed the Singleton eight other feature films, several tv series, as he also wrote several screenplays and produced others films.
among other things He has directed the action film '2 Fast 2 Furious', the historical drama 'Rosewood', as well as several episodes of the popular tv series 'Empire' and 'Billions'.
John Singleton let herself according to TMZ admitted in a hospital in Los Angeles, earlier in april, after he had experienced følelsesforstyrrelser in the legs in the aftermath of a trip to Costa Rica.
After nearly a week of hospitalization, he received the stroke which ended up costing him his life.
the Singletons family said, according to Reuters, that he was 'a highly productive and groundbreaking director who changed the rules of the game and opened doors in Hollywood.
More american film and tv stars mourn on social media the director's death.
Among the other film-Jordan Pelle, who was behind succesfilmen 'Get Out', call the Singleton a huge source of inspiration.
- John was a courageous artist and a true inspiration. His vision changed everything, he writes on Twitter.
Jordan Peele won himself an Oscar for his original screenplay for the movie 'Get Out', which made him the first african american to win in the category.