Film director John Singleton remains on life support Monday after suffering a major stroke, his publicist said.
The publicist clarified the condition of the 51-year-old director after reports of his death emerged.
“John is still on life support,” she told the Los Angeles Times.
The Oscar-nominated director of 1991’s “Boyz n the Hood” was hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke Wednesday.
“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,” his family said at the time.
Singleton, who also directed “Poetic Justice,” “Higher Learning,” “2 Fast 2 Furious” and the 2000 remake of “Shaft,” grew up in South Los Angeles, attended USC and produced the A&E documentary “L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later.”
He also co-created the FX series “Snowfall,” about the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles. Its third season is scheduled to begin later this year.
Singleton’s daughter last week challenged his mother’s claim that the fillmmaker is in a coma, according to the celebrity news website TMZ.com
Cleopatra Singleton, 19, says in a sworn statement filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Friday that her father’s physicians are continuing to examine him to determine his condition, TMZ reported.
Cleopatra Singleton also maintains her father is improving daily, according to TMZ.
Cleopatra Singleton alleges her father’s mother, Shelia Ward, is abusing her position as the director’s personal and business manager, TMZ.com reported. The college sophomore further claims Ward has stated her intention to liquidate her son’s assets and leave his children with nothing, according to TMZ.
“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 Singleton says, according to TMZ.
In her conservatorship petition, Ward says her 51-year-old son is unable to properly provide for his personal needs, including feeding and clothing himself.
A hearing on Ward’s petition is scheduled for July 9.
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