Regina King, Samuel L. Jackson, Ludacris and more remember John Singleton

Tributes to the pioneering filmmaker have been poignant and plentiful.

April 29, 2019
Regina King, Samuel L. Jackson, Ludacris and more remember John Singleton Francois Durand/Getty Images

Today, the world lost John Singleton. The 51-year-old director behind Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Higher Learning and more was taken off life support after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the month. The pioneering filmmaker worked with dozens of important figures in the arts across his decades-long career; as such, the tributes to Singleton have been poignant and plentiful in the wake of his passing.

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Notably, a number of stars from his expansive filmography — including Regina King, Samuel L. Jackson, Omar Epps, Ludacris, Michael Rappaport — offered words and photos of remembrance. Read their sentiments, plus words from Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Jordan Peele, Chance the Rapper, Janelle Monáe and more, below.

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Regina King, Samuel L. Jackson, Ludacris and more remember John Singleton