The entertainment world is mourning the loss of famed filmmaker John Singleton.
Singleton’s family says he passed away Monday.
He had been in a coma since suffering a stroke last week.
The ground-breaking director made movies inspired by the gritty streets on which he grew up.
At 24, “Boyz In The Hood” earned Singleton a place in movie history as the first African-American director and the youngest director ever nominated for an Academy Award.
He directed action films as well, including the second installment of the blockbuster “Fast and Furious” franchise, “2 Fast 2 Furious.”
He also created the series “Snowfall,” which chronicled the crack epidemic in Los Angeles.
Singleton was 51 years old.