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"I never set out to be a serious filmmaker. I just set out to make movies."

John Daniel Singleton (January 6, 1968 April 29, 2019) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor.

He's probably best known for directing Boyz n the Hood and Shaft (2000). For the former, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director at age 24; he remaines the youngest nominee.

From 199697 he was married to Ghanaian actress, director, and writer Akosua Busia, with whom he had a daughter.

Singleton suddenly suffered a stroke on April 17, 2019. He eventually died of complications following the incident 11 days later at the age of 51.

Filmography as director: