Update: Legendary Filmmaker John Singleton Has Died at the Age of 51

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John Singleton, Director And Writer Of 'Boyz N The Hood,' Dead At 51
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John Singleton, Director And Writer Of 'Boyz N The Hood,' Dead At 51

Source: Television Academy Foundation / YouTube

Update #3: Director, screenwriter, and showrunner John Singleton has died. According to Deadline, a spokesperson for the family said Singleton passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, surrounded by his loved ones.

In a statement the family said:

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.

After being in a coma for two weeks, Singleton’s family made the decision to take him off of life support on Monday (April 29th.)

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UPDATE #2: John Singleton will be taken off life support today according to a statement from his family.

“It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today. This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors,” the statement reads.

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Update: John Singleton’s publicist has confirmed to TMZ that the director is not dead, contrary to reports. However, according to the rep, Singleton is on life support at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA.

According to reports, the director has not responded to treatment.

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Singleton had been in a coma after suffering a major stroke more than a week ago.

Filmmaker John Singleton has passed away at the age of 51 after suffering from a stroke that left him in a coma.

The news of his death was shared by his family to Fox4 film critic Shawn Edwards early Monday according to Fox4 Kansas City. Edwards has also shared a tweet expressing his condolences to the late filmmaker.

Singleton was hospitalized after suffering a stroke Wednesday night. He checked himself into a hospital after a flight from Costa Rica, which may have incited the emergency. In a statement to Variety, his family noted that Singleton is currently in the ICU, but remains in “great medical care,” asking his fans for privacy as they work through tests and rehab at the facility.

TMZ then reported that Singleton was in a coma and that his mother, Shelia Ward, was asking a judge to make her temporary conservator, with legal documents saying that he is “unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter.”

The filmmaker made his directorial debut with Boyz N The Hood, which earned him a pair of Oscar nominations for “Best Director” (the category’s first-ever black director to be nominated,) and “Best Screenplay.” He was also the man behind Michael Jackson’s iconic “Remember The Time” video and steered Tupac to acting in Poetic Justice. On the small screen, Singelton earned an Emmy nod for an episode he cut of The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and is currently at the helm of FX’s Snowfall, as the series enters a third season.

This story will continue to be updated as more news becomes available.

Source: Fox4 Kansas City

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