Remembering Filmmaker & Director John Singleton

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At just 24 years old, John Singleton became the youngest and the first black filmmaker to receive an Oscar nomination for best director and best original screenplay for cult classic film “Boyz n the Hood,” starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Angela Bassett, Nia Long, Regina King and Laurence Fishburne. But at just 51 years old, Singleton died due to complications from a stroke he suffered almost two weeks before his death. Singleton’s family also said he had hypertension, which is high blood pressure that puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs.