Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson is in a world of pain. The “Empire” star has come forward to speak on the sudden death of director John Singleton.

Henson went to Instagram over the past few hours to dish on Singleton’s legacy and how much he meant to her.

A few days ago, Henson and her Baby Boy co-star Tyrese visited Singleton at the hospital.

Since the news went viral, the biggest names in rap came forward to pay homage to Singleton’s legacy.

On Monday, John died at 51 leaving a strong, positive mark on Hollywood as an African American game-changer.

John Singleton, writer-director of β€œBoyz n the Hood” and industry pioneer, who was the first African American to earn an Oscar nomination for best director, has died. His family issued a statement, saying: β€œWe are sad to relay that John Singleton has died. John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends. We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time.” β€” The Singleton Family. (Variety)

According to a TMZ report, Singleton’s family decided to tak him off life support days after going into a coma.