John Singleton has died at 51 years old after he was hospitalized following a stroke back on April 17. Tyrese is reflecting on his relationship with John in a heartfelt message on social media.
‘Laying in bed, I’m confused my soul feels drained.. For the last 2 days, I was in the presence of my HERO a man who literally changed my life and my families life forever. Of ALL the people in the world he decided to believe in me?.. a young impressionable ghetto little black boy from Watts who had hopes and dreams praying every day that God would figure out a way to get me out of the hood and see some shit… Like many of my nighas, I grew up with I just didn’t wanna end up in jail, or dead.. I woke up after crying myself to sleep with a heavy heart, Yesterday I took a shower and while standing there..’ Tyrese began.
You can read his entire message in the caption of the post which includes some emotional pics.
Someone commented ‘Ask God to give you His Peace. You will never be the same afterwards. You will gain a higher understanding. Much love and respect my brother in Christ.’
Another person said ‘I’m so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Eternal Peace in Gods Good Glory! Just know he’s gonna always honor that. He will be Sorayas Guardian angel, and make sure she will always be safe. 💙🙌🏽🙏🏽’
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You were just at the house……. Holding our new angel in your arms……. I asked you that day would you be Soraya’s God Father….. Your response was classic John “Of course Nigha who else gonna be The Godfather”..? Love you bro… my heart hurts
One commenter told Tyrese ‘at least you capture that moment a picture is worth a thousand words. So sad.’
Someone else posted ‘Treasure the memories and it will strengthen you.. praying 🙏🏾 for you Babyboy 💜🙏🏾’
A person wrote that ‘This is sweet. Love the last picture.. You really value your friendships & connections with people @Tyrese. John is no longer in pain — honor his legacy, he wouldn’t want you to be sad for him long.. 💚’
Social media has erupted with celebrities paying tribute to and mourning the loss of a man who made a significant impact on so many lives.
The Hustle and Flow director passed away after suffering a massive stroke a little over a week ago.
His family made the heartbreaking decision to take him off life-support after days of consulting with doctors.