LOS ANGELES—According to reports, director John Singleton, 51, is hospitalized in a coma after suffering from a stroke on April 17. Singleton’s mother, Shelia Ward has requested temporary conservator for his estate which is at estimated at over $30 million, to handle all medical and financial decisions due to her son’s current condition Thursday, April 25. Singleton is currently being treated at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
The director’s health was disclosed in a Los Angeles court filing by Ward, where it was revealed that Singleton was involved in several lucrative settlement deals, which requires paperwork signatures by the end of the month.
Singleton’s recent projects include the FX series “Snowfall,” a crime drama set in 1980s Los Angeles.
He is the first African-American to earn a Best Director Academy Award nomination for his debut film “Boyz N the Hood” in 1991. The movie portrayed the lives of young African-American men in South Central Los Angeles and starred Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ice Cube, Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. He also wrote and produced the 1993 film “Poetic Justice” and the 2000 remake “Shaft.”
He also directed the films “Higher Learning,” “Rosewood,” and “Four Brothers.” He is the father to seven children. The family has asked for privacy during this time and appreciate support from fans and friends.