Shocking news hit the headlines thirteen days ago that John Singleton had suffered a stroke. I for one was immediately disturbed and distraught until I first heard it was a mild stroke. ( My mother recently suffered a mild stroke as well so I immediately had confidence that he would have a slow but successful recovery. To my dismay days later I first heard John Singleton was now in a coma and his family was having a discrepancy about his estate.
In the back of my mind I was thinking, “Why are they fighting over this man’s estate and who would decide what, as I thought that Singleton was showing signs of improvements. Hours later I read the news that John Singleton had passed away at the young age of 51. My heart is literally broken. Singleton was a young black filmmaker who understood LA history. He perfectly depicted life in South Central LA for a black man and the worries of a black woman raising a young black son grooming him to be a man. Singleton just perfectly understood and knew how to capture it all on film. The LA Times explained it best: Continue reading Beloved Director John Singleton has passed away at 51