Along with the rest of Hollywood and the world beyond, Tyrese Gibson is mourning the death of John Singleton–the man who helped make him a household name thanks to the hit 2001 film, Baby Boy.
Singleton, who also directed the R&B crooner in the 2003 film 2 Fast 2 Furious and 2005’s Four Brothers, died Monday after suffering a stroke. He was 51.
Gibson shared that in a touching Instagram post that Singleton was “just at the house” to hold his daughter, Soraya, whom he welcomed with his wife, Samantha, back in October.
“I asked you that day would you be Soraya’s godfather,” Gibson shared. “Your response was classic John. ‘Of course nigha! Who else gonna be The Godfather?’”
The singer and actor ended his post by writing, “Love you bro… my heart hurts.”
Earlier this week, Gibson along with his Baby Boy co-star Taraji P. Henson, shared that they had visited Singleton in the hospital ahead of his passing.
Following the visit, the actor wrote in a comment on Instagram that he was in a “state of shock, but there was something powerful about feeling the presence of God that gave us the reassurance that God is going to pull him through this.”
“The idea that me and Taraji prayed hard over John; so much history so much genuine love,” he continued. “We can only hope and keep praying that God brings him back to us.”
Since then, Gibson has been posting multiple tributes to his big brother in the industry.