John Singleton to Be Laid to Rest at Private Service Monday - NECN

John Singleton to Be Laid to Rest at Private Service Monday

The "Boyz N the Hood" director died Monday at age 51

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    Director John Singleton Dead at 51

    Director John Singleton has died at the age of 51. Singleton was the youngest filmmaker to receive an Oscar nomination for best director and best original screenplay for his film "Boyz n the Hood".

    (Published Monday, April 29, 2019)

    A representative for John Singleton says the director will be laid to rest in a small, private ceremony on Monday in Los Angeles.

    The representative says Singleton's family is planning a public memorial for a later date. No further details were released.

    The "Boyz N the Hood" director died Monday at age 51, days after suffering a stroke. Singleton became the youngest best director Oscar nominee for the film. He was also nominated for writing its screenplay.

    Singleton went on to direct numerous other films, including "Poetic Justice" and an installment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, as well as several television episodes.

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    O'Shea Jackson Jr., Michael Ealy and Fat Joe remember the legacy left behind by director John Singleton.

    (Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019)

    The director has been praised by contemporaries for blazing a trail for black filmmakers.