Beloved movie producer John Singleton died Monday, over seven days in the wake of enduring an enormous stroke. Singleton, who was 51 at the time of his passing, was referred to for movies, for example, Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Shaft as well as for producing Hustle and Flow and Black Snake Moan. He was likewise an effect on numerous movie producers who came after him, including Kevin Smith who took to Twitter to memorialize his companion in a touching social media post.
In the post, Smith noticed that Singleton had motivated him before he made his first film and that he wished he could talk comics just one more time.
“Farewell my filmmaking friend!” Smith wrote. “Your Boyz story and your laser disc commentary inspired me back before I shot my first film. You made me believe I might be able to be like you: heard. Thank you for leading, John. Wish we had one last chance to talk comics again…”
Smith’s tribute to Singleton isn’t the just a solitary one to reference the producer’s love of comics and all things geek. Previous Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker said in a series of tweets that Singleton was a “Jedi level geek”.
“John Singleton was a Jedi level geek. The only thing more fun than seeing a Marvel or Star Wars movie was arguing with him about it: shot for shot. Line for line. Seeing Endgane [sic] with him would have been a blast. That gleam in his eye. That cackle. He would have loved it,” Coker wrote.
“Any other week, if I was in town, I’d be like ‘Let’s go see that s— at the Dome, n—.” 3 hours for the movie and 5 hours for the conversation. You can’t really talk about it until you’ve seen it twice.”
Coker proceeded, “One of the most important things John taught me was to never lose the spark, the child like enthusiasm that seeing a film elicits. You want to make films? Watxh [sic] film. All the time. And write. Especially when you don’t feel like it.”
“Even though I don’t feel like it, I’m writing today,” Coker concluded. “Wishing he would text me to say, ‘Can i see it yet? When are you sending it?’”
Singleton endured a huge stroke on April 17 and was placed on life support. Prior in the day on Monday, his family shared that they would expel him from life support.
“It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today,” a spokesperson for the family told Deadline on Monday. “This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors.”
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“We are grateful to his fans, friends and colleagues for the outpour of love and prayers during this incredibly difficult time,” the spokesperson said. “We want to thank all the doctors at Cedars Sinai for the impeccable care he received.”