John Singleton is set to be taken off life support, two weeks after suffering a stroke.
51-year-old filmmaker – who is best known for helming one thousand nine hundred ninety-one crime drama «Boyz N The Hood», which earned him an Academy Award nod – suffered a stroke while in the hospital earlier this month, and on Monday, his family & # 39 and I made "a painful decision" to take it from life support.
In a statement, his family & # 39; I said, "With a heavy heart we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be charged livelihood today. It was a painful decision, one that our family & # 39; I did for a few days, with careful advice of doctors John.
"In his personal life, John, who loves and supports that father, son, brother, and friend, who believes in higher education, black culture, the old school of music and the power of film. We are grateful to his fans, friends and colleagues for the outpouring of love and prayers during this incredibly difficult time. We want to thank all the doctors at the Cedars Sinai for a perfect care he received. "
John checked himself into the hospital after complaining of "weakness" in his leg after a flight home from Costa Rica, and on April 17, he suffered a stroke and was placed in the intensive care unit should be closely monitored.
His family & # 39; I said at the time: "On Wednesday, May 17, our beloved son / father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while in the hospital.
"John is currently in the intensive care unit and with great care.
"We ask that your privacy will be given to him and our family & # 39; and at this time and appreciate all the prayers that have been pouring in from her fans, friends and colleagues."
Just as «Boyz n Hood" Singleton director, and was made in 1993 in "Poetic Justice" 2000s "Val".
In 2003, he directed "2 Fast 2 Furious», the second film in the blockbuster franchise car chase.
The Director will have survived his children, of Justice, the Masai, Adar, and Cleopatra.
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