The american film director John Singleton has been the victim of a stroke on April 17. Hospitalized since the incident, the director of Boyz n the Hood , 51 years old, was placed in intensive care by the doctors on Monday 29 April, after a new relapse. Several american media announced, prematurely, his death before the entourage of the film-maker does demented rumors. His family has finally confirmed the news Monday evening in a press release.

According to CBS, the family of Singleton is tearing already on the estate. His mother, Sheila Ward, has asked to be immediately appointed provisional conservative, a quality which would allow him to take the medical decisions and financial the name of his son.

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a Native of Los Angeles, John Singleton has done film studies at the University of Southern California, which awarded him three grants to write. He wrote the script of Boyz n the Hood, , which tells the story of the transition from adolescence to adulthood of three friends on the streets of South Central LA in the 1980s. For the shoot, it urges Cuba Gooding Jr, Ice Cube and Laurence Fishburne. The output in 1991 made event. First film and first burst. Boyz n the hood is selected in the categories of best director and best original screenplay at the Oscars. Singleton is the first producer of black in the running for an Oscar. He received the MTV Movie Avard for best director.

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The success of John Singleton is such that it is chosen, the following year, by Michael Jackson to make the movie clip Remember the Time. The following productions of the producer, however, are not as well-received. After Poetic Justice (1993) and Fever in Columbus University (1995), the filmmaker embarks on a new adventure of Shaft (2000), with Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Christian Bal, Toni Collette… The adaptation convinces not really.

Two years later, John Singleton was entrusted with the realization of the result of Fast and Furious: 2 Fast 2 Furious . Four Brothers in 2005, with Mark Wahlberg and Tyrese Gibson, is also its audience, despite a host in half-tint. After a final thriller, secret Identity in 2011, the developer no longer appears on a few episodes of television series, including Snowfall, which he produced and in which it connects with the Los Angeles of the 1980s.