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American Director John Singleton is dead

The Director of "Boyz N the Hood" died after a stroke at the age of 51 years.

The American film Director and producer John Singleton ("2 Fast 2 Furious", "Breathless") is dead. He was asleep in the circle of family and friends, peacefully, said his spokeswoman Shannon Barr on Monday. Singleton was 51 years old.

The Director had at 17. April a severe stroke suffered. Of the seven times that the father was treated at a hospital in Los Angeles. On Monday morning, the family had decided to stop life support measures, such as Barr announced previously.

"rest in peace, my friend," wrote Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry on Twitter. She could not believe that Singleton had died, said the actress. Regina King, who has won this year for the Drama "If Beale Street Could Talk" won the Oscar as best supporting actress, paid tribute to Singleton as one of "the Greatest". "Your spirit will forever Shine," wrote the actress on Instagram. "Get Out"directed by Jordan Peele paid tribute to his colleagues as a "courageous artists" and as a "true Inspiration". "His Vision changed everything," wrote Peele on Twitter.

Singleton took in 1992, with his debut film "Boyz N the Hood", about the violence in a poor neighborhood of Los Angeles right off the bat two Oscar nominations. He was the first African American and youngest Director, was nominated in the category "Best Director". After that, he directed movies such as "Poetic Justice," "Shaft", "Four brothers" and "Breathless - a Dangerous truth". As a producer, he brought the Drama "Hustle & Flow" to the movies. He was the Executive producer of the current TV series "Snowfall" about the Crack epidemic of the 80s.

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