Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies aged 51

John Singleton, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker best known for directing “Boyz N the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,” has died Monday after he was taken off life supportfollowing complications from a stroke, a family representative confirmed. He was 51.

“We are sad to relay that John Singleton has died. John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends,” the family statement said. “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 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mourned the loss of the “youngest-ever Best Director nominee and an inspiration to us all.”