(AllHipHop News) Actress Taraji P. Henson "can't stop crying" after losing her close friend and collaborator John Singleton.
The writer/director, 51, died on Monday, almost two weeks after he was hospitalized for a stroke.
Taraji and her "Baby Boy" co-star Tyrese Gibson had just visited Singleton at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over the weekend.
They "prayed so hard" for his recovery, and after learning of his passing, the actress broke down in tears.
Taraji revealed she always turned to John Singleton for career advice, and credits him with recognizing her comedic timing years before Hollywood heavyweights would cast her in funny roles.
They had also been due to reteam onscreen once again for a film about slain 1950s teen Emmett Till, and his absence has left Taraji "broken."
"God bless your mom and your beautiful babies and family," she shared on Instagram. "Praying for ALL of our strength as we try and move on without you. MY GOD MY GOD!!!"
She followed up the heartbreaking post with two more tributes to Singleton, insisting, "If it were NOT for #JohnSingleton I would not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame He put me in my first feature film #BabyBoy."
She added on her Instagram Story timeline, "I am f##ked up and I'm gone be f##ked up for a minute (sic)!!!"
In addition to 2001's "Baby Boy," Taraji, Tyrese, and Singleton worked together on 2005's "Four Brothers," while the filmmaker also directed a 2015 episode of the actress' TV show "Empire," and directed the singer-turned-actor in "2 Fast 2 Furious."