American director John Singleton remove life support after suffering a stroke in less than two weeks ago.
The representative of the family & # 39; and 51-year-old director, reportedly told New York Post, in particular, "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 a doctor, John. "
"In his personal life, John, who love and support of his father, son, brother, and friend, who believes in higher education, black culture, the old school of music and the power of the film," the statement said, adding that if it was not works director kayaking every morning outside his home in California.
Singleton was best known for directing the 1991 film classic, Boyz N HoodFor which he received two nominations for the Academy Award, including Best Director, becoming the first African American and the youngest person ever nominated for the award in 24.
His other films include poetic justice, Starring Janet Jackson and his recent projects include the television series snow.
April 20, where & # 39; I'm the director, reportedly confirmed New York Post that Singleton has checked himself into a hospital after experiencing weakness in his leg after a flight home from Costa Rica.
"On Wednesday, May 17, our beloved son / father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while in hospital," the statement said. "John is currently in the intensive care unit and with great care. We ask that the privacy of It 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. "
Less than a week later, his 19-year-old daughter, Cleopatra, the Singleton, denied reports that her father was in a coma.
In a statement filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, she said, doctors "do not have a specific diagnosis, my dad goes every day … My father is breathing on his own. He only medically sedated to keep his blood pressure low and allow the dishes in his brain to heal. "
Cleopatra reportedly also accused her grandmother, Shelia Ward, with awkwardly means her son as his personal and business manager.
"She scolded this position, especially related to the support of their children," said the court filing. "Unfortunately, my father allowed his mother to stay in this position because of the fear and obligation to her."
Singleton left seven children, of Justice, the Masai, Adar, Cleopatra, Selenesol, Isis and the Seven.
This story was first published in the New York Post and is reprinted with permission.