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American movie director, John Singleton dies at the age of 51

Oscar-nominated director John Singleton – known for films including Boyz N The Hood and his remake of detective movie Shaft – has died at the age of 51.

John Singleton
A family statement confirmed the influential filmmaker had “passed away peacefully” shortly after being removed from life support in Los Angeles.

Singleton had been in intensive care following a stroke.

Born in LA, Singleton was considered a trailblazer for African-American directors in the 1990s.

In 1992, he became the first African-American filmmaker to be nominated for the best director Oscar with his debut feature Boyz N The Hood.

Written by Gift Amadi

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