The Boyz n the Hood director passed away at age 51.
On Monday, April 29, a spokesperson for John Singleton‘s family released a statement saying that he had passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. However, according to a new report, Singleton had died a day prior to the announcement.
In a report from TMZ, Singleton’s death certificate labels his date and time of death as April 28, 3:30pm. The certificate also lists the cause of death “as acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and hypertension.”
Prior to the statement being released that Singleton had passed away, his family had issued another statement saying that he was going to be taken off of life support.
“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 read.
The follow-up statement read:
“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.”
Singleton 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 was at the helm of FX’s Snowfall, which will have its third season premiere in July.