John Singleton, a groundbreaking film director, screenwriter and producer, died Monday in Los Angeles on April 17 after suffering a stroke, he was 51. The family & # 39; I am the spokesman said Singleton died peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, surrounded by his family & # 39; and friends and,
"We want to thank the wonderful doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their care experts and kindness, and we once again want to thank all of John's fans, friends and colleagues for all the love and support they have shown him at this difficult time," something & # 39 and I said in a statement.
Earlier on Monday, here & # 39; I made the decision to remove life-support Singleton with cedars, where he was in intensive care since suffering a stroke 13 days earlier. Singleton suffered a stroke while in the hospital and was "under a lot of care."
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Two-time Oscar candidate in writing and send it to the debut film Boyz N Hood (1991), Singleton was a pioneer in the black cinema. He was a model in the movie, and his voice said audience with the black of speaking, that he had never seen or heard. It shone a light on the stories of blacks in the '90s, adding his voice to the need for innovative inclusive voices in the industry.
Born in LA January 6, 1968, Singleton attended Blair High School and went to Pasadena City College, and then at the School of Cinematic Arts USC. First, he played with the idea of persecution of computer science, but then he enrolled in the program Writing USC film – and this was the spark that started her car & # 39; a career that will cement him as one of the most influential filmmakers of our time.
It was not the end of USC in 1990, he released his first feature film, Boyz N HoodIs to start the extraordinary work at Columbia Pictures, where he won a green light for the three films in the past five years – a feat rarely backed up by modern directors – all at the age of 26 years in Colombia, Singleton was strongly supported by the studio chief Frank Price, a political conservative who strongly responded to the talent and Singleton focused on family & # 39; nd social messaging.
Boyz N Hood The script was spotted studio reader, Jeff Stockwell, who went on to become a screenwriter in his own right. in fact the film has put Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube on the map as a prolific cinematic actors. The film also stars such movie stars as Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, and Morris Chestnut, Regina King and Nia Long. Written and directed by Singleton, Boyz N Hood It followed the three men as they navigate their lives through an obstacle race, violence, cultural identity and relationship to the slope area in the memo.
He laid emphasis on the fact that many would refer to as "urban" film, when in fact it was just a Singleton tells a story that he knew and thought deserved to be told. He was a black filmmaker to put the lens on the black experience with compassion, empathy and degree of moisture that has never been done before. He broke ground in many respects one.
Boyz N Hood It was a commercial and critical success, and Singleton was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. At that time, Singleton was 24 and was not only the youngest person ever to receive Nom best director, but also the first black person appointed, paving the way for such Lee Daniels, Barry Jenkins, Peel Jordan and Spike Lee after it. Boyz N Hood He cemented his legacy in Hollywood, when the US Library of Congress has considered it as a culturally significant works of art and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2002.
As an example, the influence of the national film, Singleton was invited in July 1992 to testify before the Senate subcommittee hearings titled "The child in the war :. Violence and America Youth "He and other witnesses spoke about the possible causes of the increase in the number of murders among America's youth, including violence in the media, substance abuse and the availability of weapons. Coincidentally, the chairman of the group – the Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Children, family & # 39; and drug and alcohol abuse – was Senator Christopher Dodd, who will continue to lead the MPAA from 2011-17. Click here to view the full testimony Singleton, including its interaction with Todd.
While in the UK in the 1990s, Singleton said the youth, hipness and cultural understanding to the rich mix of talents transactions that were biased towards the better-known names such as Penny Marshall, Danny DeVito and Harold Ramis. His production company New Deal Entertainment has become a training ground for young black leaders and was an obligatory stop for black music stars, including Ice Cube and the late great Tupac Shakur, who are just beginning to find their way to the older white heads.
In 1993, he followed Boyz N Hood with Poetic justice, starring Janet Jackson, Shakur, King and Joe Tori. In this dramatic road-trip movie, the world is seen through the eyes of the titular Justice Jackson plays the poet. In the film, the character Shakur leads everyone on a road trip from Los Angeles to Oakland, how they interact with each other, trying to build relationships and to deal with their luggage.
In 1995, Singleton continued to explore race relations and identity in the collective dramas Higher Education, who ur & # 39; yadnavsya it with Ice Cube and Fishburne. The film featured an all-star including Omar Epps, Michael Rappaport, Jennifer Connelly, Kristy Swanson and Tyra Banks. This will be followed by numerous films, including rosewood (1997) Baby Boy (2001) i four brothers (2005). He even lent his voice to a prominent Hollywood IP including shaft remake in 2000 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003.
Singleton also served as a producer of the critically acclaimed drama South hip-hop & Hastl stream in the title role in the future empire Terrence Howard and leads Tarazhi P. Henson. The aforementioned Stephanie Alleyne will collaborate with Singleton for the production of malting Crush & Feed film that in 2005 pushed in the spotlight with his critics and nominated for an Oscar for Howard.
Written and directed by Brewer, Paramount movie was difficult to obtain financing. Singleton believed in it, supported it financially and took it to Sundance in 2005, where he was hit. All have been clamoring for the film, but Singleton went to the Paramount, because he promised him two additional functions. However, Paramount allegedly did not go through with the promise and Singleton sued the studio and MTV films to $ 20 million in 2011 on charges of breach of contract and fraud. In the end they settled before the end of the trial. In the end, Crush & Feed was made for $ 2.8 million, it grossed more than $ 23 million.
Singleton is still a voice in film and television, defending the black community and the promotion of the studio to let them get behind the camera.
Singleton confessed the joy of seeing other black filmmakers meet or exceed some of the brands that he has established. "I hope he breaks my record" to God, said Singleton from Daniels right before he became the second black nominated for the directing Oscar. Nevertheless, it seemed that achieve Singleton momentarily forgotten as the movement #OscarsSoWhite later excoriated Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Hollywood in general, the lack of race and gender. By that time, the Singleton, while still in his 40s, it seemed, was the elder statesman. Never quite as aggressively as peers like Spike Lee in demanding change, it has already changed the industry.
He went on and continued to use its platform to tell stories inclusive in film and television as a director and producer. He was also involved in the creation and the executive producer of the series FX snow, Which focuses on the beginning of the epidemic of crack in Los Angeles and was extended for season 3. He also directed episodes Billions Empire and An American Crime, with Marion Jones: Press Pause for ESPN, 30 to 30.
"In his personal life, John was a loving and supportive father, son, brother, and friend, who believes in higher education, black culture, the old school of music and the power of the film," said something & # 39; I statement.
"Confidence John in his place in Hollywood was matched only for his passion for the sea. John kayak in Marina Del Rey each morning. His greatest pleasure when not on the set, sailing boat, the dream of Jay, up and down the Pacific coast. American author Willa Cather once said: "There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." We grew up with John, to make a film with him, sailed with John and laughed along with John, know the universe of mind and creativity, he created so much. Currently, as a result of his death, we have to navigate the storm without him. It's heartbreaking for us. "
Like many African-Americans, the Singleton quietly struggled with hypertension, said his family & # 39; I. More than 40% of American men and women in Africa have high blood pressure, which is also developing at an earlier age and are generally more Surahs & # 39; serious. His family & # 39; I want to share a message with everyone to please recognize the symptoms by going to Heart.org.
Singleton left his mother, Sheila Ward, his father, Danny Singleton and his children justice, Maasai, Adar, Cleopatra, Selenesol, Isis, and seven.
Details of the funeral service will be provided at a later date.