John Singleton has died at the age of 51. The Oscar-nominated Boyz n The Hood director had been seriously ill in hospital after suffering a stroke last week.
The director of Boyz n The Hood, Shaft and 2 Fast 2 Furious fell ill on Wednesday. It was later reported that his illness was a lot more serious than originally thought. TMZ reported he had been in a coma, with his mum, Sheila Ward in the process of applying for a conservatorship order so she could take care of his affairs while he was ill. John is believed to have checked himself into the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. after suffering weakness in his leg.
A family member told the site he had recently flown back from Costa Rica, and the journey may have triggered his health issues. He suffered a stroke while he was in the hospital and was admitted to the intensive care unit. His family said at the time that he was "under great medical care".
They said: "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"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."