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there's so much material there's so many great shows Oscar nominated filmmaker John singleton passed away Monday after his family removed a life support following a debilitating stroke last month the family released a statement saying quote this was an agonizing decision one that our family made over a number of days with the capital council of John's doctors singleton was best known for directing and writing that nineteen ninety one groundbreaking film Boyz in the hood the pic thing life in south central LA amid the perils of gang violence the film was his directorial debut in he became the first African American and youngest person ever to be nominated for an academy award for Best Director at age twenty four singleton later directed movies such as the love drama poetic justice starring the late rapper Tupac Secor indented Jackson an action film two fast two furious celebrities express their grief upon the news of singletons passing follow filmmaker Jordan Peele tweeted quote John was a brave artists and a true inspiration is vision changed everything director ava duvernay said he was a giant among us kinda committed an immensely talented is films broke ground his films matter , John singleton was fifty one years old