Film director John Singleton has died at the age of 51 after he suffered a major stroke earlier this month.
The Oscar-nominated writer and director John Singleton was known for directing several iconic Black movies including 'Boyz N the Hood,' 'Poetic Justice' and 'Baby Boy.'
The Singleton family told Fox News on Monday that he had "passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends."
"We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time," the statement continued.
Celebs and fans alike have been flooding social media with their condolences and memories of the kind-hearted director, who was an inspiration to many.
Director Ava DuVernay called him “a giant among us.”
"We’ll Miss You But Your Films Will Live On," director Spike Lee wrote on Instagram.
Ice Cube, who starred as "Doughboy" in 'Boyz N The Hood' also wrote "I was discovered by a master filmmaker by the name of John Singleton. He not only made me a movie star but made me a filmmaker. There are no words to express how sad I am to lose my brother, friend & mentor. He loved bring the black experience to the world. ..Us at Cannes ‘90."
Our condolences go out to the Singleton family.