The Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice and 2 Fast 2 Furious had been hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering a major stroke on April 17.
There was some confusion earlier Monday after Fox4 in Kansas City reported that he had died. However, a Singleton’s publicist Shannon Barr told Yahoo, “John is still on life support. That reporting is inaccurate.” Soon after, Barr said the family made the “agonizing decision” to remove him from life support.
“It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today,” his family said in a statement, which can be read here. “This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors.”
— Jummy Olabanji (@Jummy4NY) April 29, 2019