NEW YORK – Film industry pioneer John Singleton has died at 51, according to Variety.
The family for John Singleton revealed the Oscar-nominated filmmaker would be taken off life support Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago.
In a statement Monday, Singleton’s family said, “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.”
Reports earlier in the day had said Singleton died Monday morning. But a representative for Singleton said those reports were inaccurate and that Singleton remained on life support
The 51-year-old director of Boyz in the Hood, Poetic Justice and other films had been in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital. A court filing last week by his mother, Shelia Ward, requested that she be appointed Singleton’s temporary conservator in order to make medical and financial decisions while he was incapacitated.
with files from Jake Coyle, The Associated Press