John Singleton Remembered by Morris Chestnut, Nia Long at Private Funeral

John Singleton Oscars Arrival (Credit: Shutterstock)

John Singleton was remembered by his friends and family members at a private funeral in his childhood neighborhood of South Los Angeles Monday.

Along with the Boyz n the Hood director’s relatives, celebrities including Taraji P. Henson, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Tyrese Gibson, and Nia Long attended the service.

Chestnut and Long both starred in Boyz n the Hood, while Gibson appeared in the Singleton-directed Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Four Brothers. Henson also co-starred in Baby Boy and Four Brothers.

Other attendees included Congresswoman Maxine Waters, rapper Ludacris, and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.

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John Singleton attends the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA. (Credit: S. Bukley/Deposit Photos)
Singleton directed “Poetic Justice” (1993), “Higher Learning” (1995), “Baby Boy” (2001) and “Shaft” (2002). (Credit: S. Bukley/Deposit Photos)

After the two hour service, Singleton’s casket was transported to Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills cemetery where he was laid to rest.

The funeral comes a little over a week after the 51-year-old Oscar nominee died on April 28. The writer-producer-director had been in a coma after suffering a stroke on April 17, and his family ultimately made the decision to take him off of life support.

A larger memorial to celebrate the critically-acclaimed director’s life is currently being planned and will be held “in a few weeks.” Additional details have yet to be released.

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