'Boyz n the Hood' Director John Singleton in Coma Following Massive Stroke, Claims Mother

The filmmaker's daughter, however, disputes those claims and says he could be out of ICU soon
'Boyz n the Hood' Director John Singleton in Coma Following Massive Stroke, Claims Mother
Director John Singleton — best known for his work on films like Boyz n the Hood, Shaft and 2 Fast 2 Furious — is reportedly in a coma after suffering a major stroke more than a week ago.
 
The reports come from court documents obtained by CNN, in which Singleton's mother is seeking a conservatorship. In the documents, she states that Singleton is "currently hospitalized in a coma and is unable to provide for his personal needs" or "manage his financial resources."
 
The filing also notes that Singleton currently had a number of business projects in the works and that he was about to sign "a lucrative settlement agreement."

UPDATE (4/26, 3:30 p.m. EDT): John Singleton's daughter is now disputing his mother's claims that the director is in a coma. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the director's daughter, Cleopatra Singleton, claims her "father is not in a coma," adding that he is "progressing every day" and could be "out of the ICU in 5 days."

The 51-year-old director's most recent project is the TV show Snowfall, which he created; it was recently renewed for a third season on FX.
 
In recent years, he's also directed episodes for TV shows like Empire, American Crime Story and Billions.
 
See messages of support from his peers and admirers below.