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.
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.