Barack Obama remembers iconic director John Singleton.
Renowned director John Singleton passed away on 29th April 2019, Monday, at the age of 51. Subsequently, condolences and tributes flooded from across Hollywood and beyond.
Former President Barack Obama tweeted out a remembrance of his own on Tuesday. He recalled Singleton’s trailblazing 1991 classic, "Boyz N the Hood," as "one of the most searing, loving portrayals of the challenges facing inner-city youth."
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Obama wrote, "He opened doors for filmmakers of color to tell powerful stories that have been too often ignored."
John Singleton was a contender for best director for this critically acclaimed film which was nominated for two Oscars. At the mere age of 24 at the time, John became both the youngest and the first African American person to be nominated for the award.
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Singleton often claimed much of the story comes from his own experiences in South Central LA and credited his parents with keeping him off the street.