Celebrities Send Condolences Following John Singleton's Passing

Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood lost a legend when director John Singleton passed away on Monday (April 29).

The trailblazing film luminary, who was responsible for classics such as Boyz n the Hood and Poetic Justice, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center surrounded by friends and family.

Shortly after returning from Costa Rica — where he was experiencing trouble with his legs — he checked himself in. On April 17, he suffered a stroke in his hospital room and was placed in a medically-induced coma.

His family ultimately had to make the agonizing decision to take him off life support.

The father of five was 51 at the time of his death.

Singleton was not only the first African-American to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar but also the youngest. He was just 24 when he earned the nod for Boyz n the Hood in 1992.

Of course, Hollywood (and beyond) is crushed by Singleton’s untimely passing. Everyone from RZA and Spike Lee to Jordan Peele and Halle Berry are sending their condolences on social media.

Check out some of the reactions below.

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I Will Forever Miss My Brother John Singleton. We Met While He Was A Film Student At USC. Over Many Years People Have Told Me “I’m Going To Be A Filmmaker”, When John Said That To Me The 1st Time We Met, I Believed Him Right Away. It Was No Surprise. With His Passion, His Heart, The Way He Talked About His Love For Cinema And Black Folks I Could See John Would Make It Happen, And He Did. From Day One, We Have Remained Close Over The Decades, Cheering Each Other On In This Industry That Is Not Set Up For Us To Win. John Singleton’s Films Will Live On Forever. Blessings And Prayers For His Family. May John Rest In Power. Amen.

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Rest In Power, my friend. One of the greatest to ever do it. Thank you GOD for blessing us with this gift better known as John Singleton. Having trouble finding enough words to share just what you mean to me. Will always love you John! Your spirit will forever shine bright💜

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