Entertainment Industry Mourns John Singleton After Director Dies at 51
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"He blazed the trail for many young filmmakers, always remaining true to who he was and where he came from," Samuel L. Jackson shares.

John Singleton died Monday at the age of 51, and the entertainment industry is in disbelief.

Singleton -- the first African-American person to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director -- passed "peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends," almost two weeks after suffering a massive stroke, TMZ confirmed.

The "Boyz n the Hood" director had been in a coma in the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles since checking himself in with leg problems following a trip to Costa Rica. He suffered the stroke in his hospital room on April 17.

"Mourning the loss of a collaborator and true friend, John Singleton," Samuel L. Jackson shared. "He blazed the trail for many young filmmakers, always remaining true to who he was and where he came from!!! R.I.P. Brother. Gone way too soon!"

"Rest In Power, my friend," Regina King captioned an old photo of the pair. "One of the greatest to ever do it. Thank you GOD for blessing us with this gift better known as John Singleton. Having trouble finding enough words to share just what you mean to me. Will always love you, John! Your spirit will forever shine bright."

"R.I.P. John Singleton. So sad to hear. John was a brave artist and a true inspiration. His vision changed everything," Jordan Peele tweeted.

See how more of the entertainment industry is paying tribute to John Singleton in the tweets below.

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