Cuba Gooding Jr. reveals that he was in the hospital with John Singleton when he died: & # 39; I had the opportunity to tell him that I love him & # 39;
Cuba Gooding Jr. opened to reveal how he could give an emotional last goodbye to Boyz In The Hood, filmmaker John Singleton, before his death at the age of 51 in April.
& # 39; I was with John when he came to the hospital, he was already in a coma when we got there, & # 39; said the actor in one TooFab exclusive.
& # 39; But I had the opportunity to tell him that I love him and to thank him for starting my career and the career of Omar Gooding, my brother who was in Baby Boy. & # 39;
Emotional goodbye: Cuba Gooding Jr. had to say goodbye to Boyz N The Hood filmmaker John Singleton before he died after a major blow in April
Gooding Jr. the tears choked when he remembered the moment when he heard that his friend and mentor had had a brain haemorrhage and had fled to the hospital.
The Oscar-nominated director suffered a major stroke on April 17, after which he was put in a medically induced coma.
His family made the difficult decision to kill him two weeks later on April 28.
Brotherhood: & # 39; I had the opportunity to tell him that I love him and to thank him for starting my career and the career of Omar Gooding, my brother who was in Baby Boy & # 39 ;; the Gooding brothers are depicted as bookends to Singleton in January 2016
Gooding Jr. was very public about his praise for Singleton over the years for casting iconic 1991 drama, Boyz In The Hood, which was his first major role.
The stunningly cheeky look at family life and gang culture in South Central Los Angeles was Singleton's directorial debut.
The film was made with just a budget of $ 6.5 million and went to gross $ 57.5 million in North America alone. As a result, the career of Singleton, Gooding Jr. and co-stars Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut increased enormously.
Breakthrough: Singleton cast Gooding Jr. in Boyz In The Hood, which was his first major role, alongside co-star Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut; it was Singleton's directorial debut
During the interview, Gooding Jr., 51, stated that both he, Singleton and Chestnut were all born within six days of each other, between January 1 and 6, 1968.
& # 39; We were like three boys who started our career in that movie, I will always love that. & # 39;
In honor of Singleton, the Jerry Maguire star said he would continue his friend's legacy by doing a good job and telling more stories. He still has one brother left. & # 39;
The impressive Los Angeles director resume also includes Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), Baby Boy (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Four Brothers (2005).
Legacy failure: Singleton & # 39; s directional CV also includes Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), Baby Boy (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Four Brothers (2005)
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