By Peter Debruge. Chief Film Critic. John Singleton had just turned 24 when the Academy Award nominations were announced in January , making him the youngest filmmaker ever to compete for a best director statue — as well as the first African-American to do so. This was a quarter-century before OscarSoWhite hashtag started holding the Academy to task for slighting voices of color. He started young, and he left us too young, when he died Monday at Here was a fresh directing talent who had come from Inglewood, Calif.
Grew Up… in the hood. Doughboy, along with his friend Chris, spent much of their youth in jail after being caught shoplifting. Living… back at home with his mother and his half-brother, Ricky. Profession… none. Interests… surviving.
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On January 8, Rembrandt Bugatti, a sculptor and younger brother of Italian auto designer and manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, dies by suicide at the age of They came from a creative family that included artists and architects. Their father, Carlo Bugatti, was a successful furniture and jewelry designer. In , Ettore founded the Bugatti car company in present-day Molsheim, France; the business became known for its stylish, high-performance automobiles.