John Singleton, ‘Boyz N the Hood’ director, in a coma after suffering stroke
John Singleton attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 10th Annual Governors Awards on Nov. 18, 2018 in Hollywood. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown, FilmMagic)
“Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton is in a coma, eight days after the 51-year-old suffered a stroke, the Associated Press reports, citing court papers his family filed.
On Thursday, Singleton’s mother, Shelia Ward, filed a request to become his temporary conservator to make medical and financial decisions for him while he is incapacitated.
It’s not clear whether the temporary conservatorship has been granted.
Per the documents, Singleton is currently at a hospital in the Los Angeles area.
His family revealed over the weekend the director suffered a stroke.
“On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital. John is currently in the ICU and under great medical care,” said the statement, provided to USA TODAY Saturday by spokesperson Shannon Barr. “We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends and colleagues.”
Singleton was nominated for two Oscars for 1991’s “Boyz n the Hood.” His other films include “Poetic Justice,” starring Janet Jackson, and his recent projects include the TV series “Snowfall.”
When news broke of Singleton’s stroke, prominent celebrities took to social media to wish him a speedy recovery.
“Pray 4 my brother,” Snoop Dogg wrote, sharing an image of them together.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Guillermo del Toro also sent well wishes.