Original: 51-year-old Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton is being taken off life support today after suffering a stroke. Singleton was hospitalized April 20th at Cedars Sinai and put into a medically-induced coma several days after. His mother, Sheila Ward, requested a judge to appoint her temporary conservatorship at the time.
The director’s family has now confirmed the decision he is to be taken off life support today. Singleton suffered from high blood pressure throughout his life, which was one of the leading causes of his stroke.
Singleton made his feature directorial debut in 1991 with the celebrated “Boyz n the Hood” and followed that with such films as “Poetic Justice,” “Higher Learning,” “Shaft,” “Rosewood,” “Four Brothers,” “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Baby Boy”. In more recent years he shifted to TV with “American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson,” “Empire” and co-creating FX’s “Snowfall”.
In a statement, his family says details about memorial services will be provided at a later date.