- - Thursday, September 12, 2019

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Famed Hollywood director John Singleton died this year on April 28 in Los Angeles from a stroke. Earlier that month he had come back from a trip to Costa Rica and felt pain in his legs. On April 25 news outlets reported that Singleton was in a coma. On April 28 he was removed from life support, and died at age 51. He was a very talented and influential director.

It was sad for him to die so young, under unusual and unfortunate circumstances. Singleton leaves behind a lot of wonderful accomplishments in Hollywood, and hit movies from the 1990s that told the real, gritty story of the life of young black people of that generation. These movies include “Boyz in the Hood,” “Poetic Justice,” “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Higher Learning.”

Numerous famous actors were at his funeral, including Ice Cube, Don Cheadle, Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks and Cuba Gooding Jr. Mr. Gooding even sang a rendition of a song from “Les Miserables.”

Singleton’s movies will live on.

STEVEN HAWKINS



Greenville, S.C.

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