Sad news h!t the web when it was revealed that legendary comedian John Witherspoon passed away (Oct.29). The late rapper, entrepreneur and activist’s Nipsey Hussle certainly not forgotten, who was sh*t in front of his own clothing store (March.31). Actor Louie Rankin and known as the “Original Don Dada” d!ed in a car cra-sh involving a transport truck in Canada (Sept.30). The legendary film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. John Singleton has d!ed after su-ffering from a str*ke. (April.28)
“Nipsey Hussle passed away at 33”
Nipsey Hussle was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom in 1985. — better known as rapper, businessman, cultural and community activist, and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle — was k!l-led (March.31.2019) Sunday, gu-ned down in front of his own Marathon Clothing Store in his hometown of Los Angeles. Two others were wo*nded. Hussle was 33 years old. His ac-cla!med 2017 Victory Lap was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rap Album category. Hussle is su-rv!ved by his two children and girlfriend, the actor Lauren London.
“John Witherspoon passed away at 77”
Detroit-born actor and comedian John Witherspoon passed away from a heart at*ack, according to his de!th certificate. For decades made audiences laugh in TV shows and films, including the Friday feature franchise and the WB’s The Wayans Bros, d!ed at his home John Witherspoon‘s family confirmed the de*th of the beloved actor and comedian early Wednesday morning (Oct.29.2019) on his Instagram.
“Louie Rankin passed away at 66”
‘Belly’ actor & Grammy-Winning Dancehall artist known as “Original Don Dada” passed away in a car cra*h in Canada at 66. TORONTO — Jamaican dancehall reggae artist and actor Louie Rankin. Dancehall Deejay, ‘Belly’ & ‘Shottas’ actor Rankin d!ed at the scene of the acc!de-nt on Highway 89 in Ontario and the driver of the transport truck su-ffered no physical !njur-ies, police said. Police photos show a man-gled vehicle and a truck along the side of a highway. In 1992, he released his album Showdown that featured the hit “Typewriter.”
He was nicknamed the “Original Don Dada.”
“John Singleton passed away at 51”
Los Angeles-born-John Singleton, whose powerful debut film, “Boyz N the Hood,” earned him an Oscar nomination for best director, the first for an African-American, d!e-d on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 51.“On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, su-ffered a st*oke while at the hospital,” the family statement read. “John is currently in the ICU and under great medical care.”
A two-time Oscar nominee for writing and directing his debut film Boyz N the Hood (1991), Singleton was a trailblazer in African-Amerian cinema. He was a benchmark in filmmaking and his voice spoke to an audience with African-Amerian storytelling that had never been seen or heard. He shined a light on African-Amerian narratives in the ’90s, adding his pioneering voice to the need for inclusive voices in the industry.
Born in L.A. on January 6, 1968, Singleton attended Blair High School and went on to Pasadena City College and then to USC School of Cinematic Arts. At first, he was toying with the idea of pursuing computer science, but then he enrolled in USC’s Film Writing Program — and this was the spark that started a career that would cement him as one of the most influential filmmakers of our time.