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Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson is in a world of pain. The โ€œEmpireโ€ 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 Singletonโ€™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 Singletonโ€™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 โ€œBoyz n the Hoodโ€ 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: โ€œWe are sad to relay thatย John Singletonย 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 Johnโ€™s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time.โ€ โ€” The Singleton Family. (Variety)

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