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Heaven Gains Another

April 30, 2019

BY Minyetta Nelson

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John Singleton, the Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter behind films like "Boys In The Hood,"  and "Poetic Justice," has died after being taken off life support following a stroke he had on April 17th, his spokesperson Shannon Barr told USA TODAY Monday. He was 51. His family said in a statement that Singleton "passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends." Singleton's family said that "in his private life, John is a loving and supporting father, son, brother, and friend who believed in higher education, black culture, old school music and the power of film." Earlier Monday, Singleton's family revealed the director would be taken off life support.