The 51-year-old passed away on April 29, after being taken off of life support following a “major stroke.”
According to TMZ, “Snowfall” season 3 is almost finished production and will wrap in June and Singleton will not be replaced as an executive producer on “Snowfall.” Singleton will retain credit (posthumously) on the FX show, which he co-created.
The news comes after “Snowfall” star Damson Idris paid a touching tribute to his “big brother” Singleton on Instagram.
He wrote: “I love my big brother. We would always compete to look the sexiest during photos. We called it the looking off to the distance smolder. Lol. You would always win. You would say never forget where you came from & that as long as your community rocked with you, you would always be good. I’d often say I was proud of you & you’d say “shut yo ass up, how you proud of me when I’m supposed to be proud of yo ass”. You would say I would one day be the greatest. And I believed it, because you said it.
“I lost my big brother today. The one person in this industry that gave me a shot. The person who is responsible for where I am today in my career & the direction I am going. He touched so many people & his sole purpose was lifting people up to be the best they could be. And I am going to make that my purpose. I am going to continue to respect and cherish your legacy big bro. Damn we never got to make that movie in Nigeria lol. It’s all good though, I’ll make it for us. I love my big bro. The talented. The legendary. The iconic. JOHN MOTHERF—ING SINGLETON. (sic).”
Singleton made history as the first African American and youngest person to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar in 1992 for Boyz n the Hood.
Singleton’s family confirmed last week that they had made the “agonizing decision” to take him off of life support.
They said in a statement: It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father, and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today. This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors.
Hours later, they confirmed that the beloved director had passed away.
The family said in a subsequent statement: “John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends.