Oscar-nominated director John Singleton

Clarion Ledger: John Singleton, the Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter behind films like “Boyz n the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,” has died after being taken off of life support following a stroke earlier this month, the Associated Press reported Monday.

He was 51.

Singleton was set to direct a movie about Emmett Till who was killed in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly flirting with a white woman.

“It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today,” Singleton’s family said in a statement via his spokesperson earlier Monday. “This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors.” 

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