'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
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.
Lifting my highest thoughts + prayers of intercession for John Singleton. His films helped form me. His kindness lifted me up. I remember him coming to the premiere of my indie years ago. Showing love/support for a fellow black director from LA. He is a lovely man. Pray with me. pic.twitter.com/oHCSZBCilx— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 25, 2019
Praying for film director, John Singleton, who has reportedly been hospitalized w/a stroke. This photo is of lunch in NOLA at Essence Fest a couple of years ago. He has also attended NAN LA events. His noteworthy "Boyz n the Hood" & other work earned his stature in the industry. pic.twitter.com/eI7sZsvTUV— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) April 21, 2019
Get well, John Singleton! Such a generous spirit- pic.twitter.com/fgm7gTjLSG— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) April 20, 2019
Saying prayers for my brother John Singleton today. 🙏❤️🙏— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) April 20, 2019
There was a time when I was struggling to pay my bills in film school and not sure this town was for me. And one day, not long after Boyz N The Hood exploded on the scene, my phone rang. It was John Singleton. John did not know me at all. But someone … https://t.co/GWpxRuuDVi pic.twitter.com/RfN3Giewm3— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 26, 2019
Praying for John Singleton! ❤️🙏🏿 https://t.co/XzvC4P4UHx— Viola Davis (@violadavis) April 20, 2019