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Oscar-nominated director John Singleton suffers stroke

Oscar-nominated director John Singleton suffers stroke

According to a report from BET.com and The Associated Press, the director of the cult-classic film, Boyz N the Hood, John Singleton, had a stroke on Wednesday and has been in the hospital since then. News. "John is now in the ICU and under great medical care".

"We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends and colleagues".

John Singleton, the famed director of Boyz N The Hood and other major works of art and pop culture over the last several decades, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke earlier this week.

Singleton, 51, was at the facility Wednesday when he had the stroke, the family said in a short statement that included no details.

Comedian Nick Swardson also tweeted he was "Sending love and quick recovery to director John Singleton who suffered a stroke".

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"Prayers up for @SHAFT6816 Pull thru brother!"

Rapper Snoop Dogg posted an image of himself and Singleton on Instagram saying, "Pray 6 my brother". Some of the big names in the entertainment industry to shout him out was Neil deGrasse Tyson as well as Omar Epps. He's still the youngest filmmaker to get nominations in the two categories.

He boast some 19 directorial credits over his almost 30-year career, including titles like Poetic Justice, starring Janet Jackson and the late Tupac Shakur; Higher Learning; 2 Fast 2 Furious; The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story; Billions and FX's hit series Snowfall, which is now in production for Season 3.

He also directed the acclaimed show "The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story", "Empire", and "Billions".