UPDATE: John Singleton, the pioneering writer-director of Boyz N the Hood died Monday, ICM just announced.
The Singleton family said in a statement.
“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.”
Earlier today, his publicist says Singleton was alive and on life support at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A in a medically-induced coma. He is non-responsive and not getting better.
Singleton suffered a stroke at Cedars 12 days ago, after checking himself into the hospital because of pain in one of his legs.
His mother, Shelia Ward, characterized what happened as a major stroke.
And there’s a family war over control of John’s estate. Shelia has asked a judge to appoint her temporary conservator to handle his business affairs, while one of his daughters, Cleopatra, is trying to block the conservatorship, claiming Shelia is trying to fleece the estate and freeze out his 4 children.
Sad all the way around.
John Singleton was 51.
I just got an email from John Singleton’s publicist about that one report saying he died early Monday morning.— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) April 29, 2019
She said: “John is still in life support. That reporting is inaccurate.”
(Photo, Avalon; via TMZ)