Statement on the Passing of John Singleton

John Singleton & Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

“I send my condolences to John Singleton’s family in this difficult time. I had the pleasure of knowing John for many years and most recently contributed to a project that he was working on. Like so many who crossed his path, and the millions who watched his unflinchingly honest films, his talent was palpable and you felt how much he cared for his community. He told stories with a cultural specificity that not only had an impact on society at-large, with its systems and structures, but inspired a whole generation of artist like him who were given the courage to chase the dreams that were in their hearts. In all his goodness John will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.”