'Boyz N The Hood' director John Singleton's family refutes reports of death, says he is on life support

The popular director and writer John Singleton is in a medically induced coma and is currently non-responsive


                            'Boyz N The Hood' director John Singleton's family refutes reports of death, says he is on life support

The director and writer of 'Boyz n The Hood' John Singleton is still alive, contradictory to earlier reports which stated that Singleton had passed away after suffering from a stroke. 

According to TMZ, Singleton's publicist revealed that the famous director is very much alive and is presently on life support at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. Singleton is in a medically induced coma and is currently non-responsive.

It was previously reported that Singleton had suffered from a stroke at Cedars around 12 days ago after checking himself into hospital as he had a pain in one of his legs. 

John Singleton is reportedly in the hospital and is in a medically induced coma (Source: Getty Images)

His mother Shelia Ward has revealed that he had a major stroke and has not responded to the treatment, as his condition gets bleaker.

Amidst all of this, the family is at war over Singleton's estate.

Shelia has told a judge to appoint her as the temporary conservator to take care of his business affairs as one of his daughters Cleopatra attempts to block the conservatorship with claims that Shelia is attempting to freeze out his four children. 

Cleopatra who is a college sophomore believes that Shelia has stated her intentions to liquidate John's assets and leave his children with absolutely nothing. "My father's allowed his mother to stay in that position out of fear and obligation to her as she's bullied and abandoned my father since he was a small child, leaving him emotionally defenseless," Cleopatra shared. 

Last week, when Singleton was hospitalized, his family released a statement to the Press Association. The statement read, "On Wednesday, 17 April 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."

John Singleton's family released a statement after he was hospitalized last week (Source: Getty Images)

Singleton's 1991 classic film 'Boyz n The Hood' was his directorial debut at the young age of 23. The film earned him an Academy Award nomination for best director which made him the first African American nominee ever.