A 2Pac painting that was featured in the 2001 hit movie Youngster 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 behind when he died in 2019.
In addition to the ‘Pac painting, the famous lowrider bike used in Youngster 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 administered 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 he wrote in during the production of various films. The filing noted that John was “a famous film director, who had a great influence on the film industry and film history” when the magazines valued it at $3,500.
John Singleton died unexpectedly aged just 51 in April 2019 after suffering multiple strokes. He was not only the first African-American to be nominated for an Oscar for best director, but also the youngest. He was just 24 when he earned the nod 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 launching his film 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 and mentor. He loved bringing the black experience to the world. ..Us in Cannes ’90.
One month after his death, 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 perhaps anyone, he opened people’s eyes to a reality and an experience of South Los Angeles which had been overlooked by society.
He added: “Now in Los Angeles, this day is a time to celebrate John and his legacy. It’s much sooner than we should, but there is so much to celebrate.”