A 2Pac painting that was featured in the 2001 hit film Baby Boy is among the items left behind by the late John Singleton – and it’s worth $75,000.
Radar Online obtained court documents filed by the filmmaker’s estate on Wednesday (February 1), which included an updated list of assets Singleton left when he passed away in 2019.
In addition to the ‘Pac painting, the famous lowrider bike used in Baby Boy is also among Singleton’s assets and is valued at an estimated $50,000. An original Boyz n the Hood poster worth $700 was also listed, as well as 13 director script binders worth $6,500 for classic films such as Poetic Justice, Shaft, Black Snake Moan and Hustle & Flow.
Singleton’s estate, which is run by his mother Sheila Ward, listed his total assets at an estimated $156,700. Other items include boxes of classic comic books and seven personal journals that he wrote in during the production of various films. The filing noted John was “a famous movie director, who had a major impact on the movie industry and movie history” when valuing the journals at $3,500.
John Singleton died unexpectedly at only 51-years-old in April 2019 after suffering multiple strokes. He was not only the first African-American to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar but also the youngest. He was just 24 when he earned the nod for Boyz n the Hood in 1992.
Everyone from RZA and Spike Lee to Jordan Peele and Halle Berry sent their condolences on social media when news of Singleton’s death broke. Ice Cube also shared some words, thanking the mastermind for jumpstarting his movie career and making him the bonafide star he is today.
“I was discovered by a master filmmaker by the name of John Singleton,” Cube wrote. “He not only made me a movie star but made me a filmmaker.
“There are no words to express how sad I am to lose my brother, friend & mentor. He loved bring the black experience to the world. ..Us at Cannes ‘90.”
One month after his passing, Singleton’s hometown of Los Angeles celebrated his legacy with a day named in his honor, declaring May 21, 2019 as “John Singleton Day.”
“There is not enough that can be said about John Singleton and the profound impact he made in his 51 years of life,” Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. said in a press release. “In a time and in an industry where all the odds were stacked against him, John overcame and became the best at his craft. And more than maybe anyone, he opened people’s eyes to a reality and an experience of South Los Angeles that had been overlooked by society.”
He added: “Now in Los Angeles, this day is a time to celebrate John and his legacy. It’s far sooner than we should have to, but there is so much to celebrate.”[via]