Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, best known for the movies “Boyz n the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,” is in intensive care at an undisclosed hospital after he suffered a stroke this week, his family said over the weekend.
Singleton, 51, was at the facility Wednesday when he had the stroke, the family said in a short statement that included no details.
Hollywood celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, movie director Guillermo del Toro, and Mark Wahlberg took to social media to send Singleton prayers and well wishes.
Singleton was nominated for best director and best screenplay for “Boys n the Hood,” which was released in 1991. He was the first African-American nominated for an Academy Award for best director. Singleton’s most recent work includes the FX show “Snowfall,” about the rise of crack in Los Angeles, as one of the creators and executive producers of the show.
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