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EntertainmentDirector John Singleton on life support after stroke, rep says

18:40  29 april  2019
18:40  29 april  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Director John Singleton has died after being taken off life support , his spokesperson Shannon Barr told USA TODAY Monday. Singleton 's family said that "in his private life , John is a loving and supporting father, son, brother, and friend who believed in higher education, black culture, old school

The family of John Singleton , the director , producer and screenwriter behind the 1991 film “Boyz N the Hood” and several other movies, said that they had directed doctors to pull him off life support on Monday after he suffered a stroke earlier this month. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our

Director John Singleton is on life support after suffering a stroke earlier this month, his spokesperson Shannon Barr told USA TODAY Monday.

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" John Singleton left an indelible mark on the world through his masterful artistry and uncompromising humanity," talent agency ICM Partners, which signed Singleton in The Academy Award-nominated director was placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering a stroke April 17 while in the hospital.

Legendary director John Singleton is still on life support after suffering a massive stroke on April 17. Singleton , 51, went to a hospital complaining of weakness in one leg after arriving in the U.S. on a flight from Costa Rica.

Despite some outlets reporting Singleton, 51, had died, Barr said the "Boyz n the Hood" director is "still on life support" and said any report to the contrary "is inaccurate."

The hashtag #RIPJohnSingleton was trending on Twitter Monday morning as thousands of tweets poured in, first with condolences and then with confusion.

His family revealed he'd suffered a stroke on April 17.

"... Our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital..." said the statement, provided to USA TODAY on April 20 by spokesperson Shannon Barr. "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."

Taraji P. Henson said she and Tyrese Gibson visited Singleton in the hospital, writing in an Instagram post on Saturday: "You heard my voice and jumped up. I HAVE HOPE AND FAITH BECAUSE I KNOW THAT #GODIS." Henson, who starred in Singleton's "Baby Boy," urged people to "keep praying."

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The history-making director John Singleton has died at the age of 51 after a stroke that left him in a coma, his family said in a statement. “ John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends.” Singleton , best known for the film, Boyz n the Hood, was taken off life support on earlier in

The Oscar-nominated director of 1991's "Boyz n the Hood" was hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke earlier this month. Morris Chestnut Says John Singleton Was Good To Work With, Steven Seagal Not So Much - Продолжительность: 2:48 TV One 15 101 просмотр.

Singleton was nominated for two Oscars for 1991's "Boyz n the Hood," becoming the youngest best director nominee and first black person nominated for the same award.

His other films include "Poetic Justice," starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, "Shaft," "Baby Boy," "2 Fast 2 Furious" and "Four Brothers."

Singleton's recent projects include creating and executive producing the FX Networks TV series "Snowfall," as well as directing the fifth episode of the network's "The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story."

Director John Singleton on life support after stroke, rep says© CHRISTOPHER POLK, Getty Images John Singleton arrives at the premiere of FX's "Snowfall" Season 2 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 on July 16, 2018, in Los Angeles.

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When news broke of Singleton's stroke, prominent celebrities took to social media to wish him a speedy recovery.

Janet Jackson Mourns John Singleton: 'Thank You For All You Have Given to the World'

Janet Jackson Mourns John Singleton: 'Thank You For All You Have Given to the World' Janet Jackson is the latest of many celebrities who have taken to social media on Monday (April 29) to mourn the death of writer and director John Singleton . Singleton directed the 1993 drama Poetic Justice, which starred Jackson and Tupac Shakur, marking the actress and singer's first-ever film. "You gave me my first movie role, my first Oscar nomination and so much more," she wrote alongside a series of sweet throwback photos of the pair. "Thank you for all you have given to the world through your work and all you have done for Black culture, women and young filmmakers. I will miss you John.

Celebrated director and screenwriter John Singleton reportedly remains on life support after recently suffering a major stroke . Early Monday, The Hollywood Reporter said that rep Shannon Barr had confirmed the Boyz n the Hood director was still on life support amid contradictory reports from

John Singleton is on life support at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA after suffering a stroke . Despite reports early Monday morning that the famed writer, director , and producer had died, Singleton ’s spokewoman Shannon Bar confirmed to USA Today that he is alive and “still on life

"His films helped form me. His kindness lifted me up," wrote Ava DuVernay. "I remember him coming to the premiere of my indie years ago. Showing love/support for a fellow black director from LA. He is a lovely man. Pray with me."

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Snoop Dogg and Guillermo del Toro also sent well wishes.

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Contributing: Sara Moniuszko; The Associated Press

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