John Singleton Still Alive, Will Be Taken Off Life Support
After his family confirmed that he would be taken off life support today, John Singleton’s passed away.
His family tells TMZ:
“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,” the family said in a statement.”
The family’s statement also revealed that John “quietly struggled with hypertension” and they’re therefore encouraging his fans to recognize symptoms and visit heart.org for more information.
A legendary director who brought characters to life in films and television like “Boyz In The Hood” has NOT passed away, so reports TMZ.
As previously reported John Singleton suffered a major stroke and was put into a coma. TMZ says despite reports that Singleton, 51, has passed away—he’s actually still alive but on life support.
They report that he’s still in a medically induced coma at Cedars Sinai hospital and unresponsive. Things look grim for the film legend.
Over the weekend John’s daughter Cleopatra Singleton disputed reports that his condition was deteriorating.
Cleopatra claimed that Singleton’s mother, Shelia Ward, was “misrepresenting” his condition, according to a court filing obtained by CNN. In it, she wrote that her filmmaker father could be removed from the intensive care unit in the forthcoming days.
“Although they do not have a concrete diagnosis, my dad is progressing every day…he is only medically sedated to keep his blood pressure low and allow the vessels in his brain to heal”
This is all such sad, sad, news.
Ryan Parker of The Hollywood Reporter is echoing TMZ’s story.
Keep praying for John Singleton.