Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton has dies at age 51.

Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton has dies at age 51.

Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton has died at age 51.

The Los Angeles native made movies that probed the lives of the black community.

Singleton’s family said Monday that he died after being taken off life support, about two weeks after the director suffered a major stroke.

“Boyz N the Hood” was based on Singleton’s life growing up, the movie was shot in his old neighborhood.

The writer and producer became the first black director to receive an Academy Award nomination, and the youngest to do so. His other films included “Poetic Justice,” ”Rosewood” and “Shaft

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