Celebrities Send Condolences Following John Singleton’s Passing

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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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