We lost director John Singleton today. His death followed a month-long battle to recuperate from a stroke. The screenwriter was in a coma before being taken off life support at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Singleton was linked to numerous notable works which included Poetic Justice (1993), which featured music icons Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson, Baby Boy (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Four Brothers (2005) amongst several other movies. The producer was 51 years old. Rest in peace, John Singleton.

Moreover, we are saddened to report on another loss to the Boyz N The Hood cast and emsemble. Actor and father Jessie Lawrence Ferguson was found dead this past Friday, April 26th by his son, Jace. According to TMZ, the actor who portrayed a dirty cop on the 1991 coming-of-age and hood drama was discovered lifeless near his bed, with the television still on. He was 76 years old. As of now, there are no precise details on the circumstances underlying his death. 

"He was a strong, beautiful intelligent black man and he wanted the best for his son and all people," were the words shared by Jace. Reportedly, the actor looked in tip-top shape prior to his death. Rest in peace, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson. 

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