John Singleton Dead at 51: Halle Berry & More Stars Mourn His Passing

John Singleton Dead at 51: Halle Berry & More Stars Mourn His Passing

In 1992, at the age of 24, Singleton became the youngest person to ever receive an Oscar nomination for best director for "Boyz N the Hood", a film based on his experiences growing up in South Central Los Angeles.

Earlier on Monday, the family said it had made the "agonizing decision" to withdraw life support from Singleton.

Page Six reported on April 27 that Singleton's daughter, Cleopatra, was disputing the claims made that said her father was in a coma.

Monday morning reports surfaced that the 51-year-old had died following a stroke he suffered nearly two weeks ago.

Across Singleton's 30-year career as a filmmaker, his work on 1991's Boyz N the Hood resulted in him becoming the first African American to be nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards.

The 51-year-old had just returned from a trip to Costa Rica and was prepping for the third season of his executive-produced FX show "Snowfall". The site did say that Singleton remains in a coma and that "it does not look good".

Singleton is a fascinating director and one of the most important in bringing black cinematic voices to the mainstream.

Cleopatra reportedly also accused her grandmother, Shelia Ward, of mismanaging her son's funds as his personal and business manager.

Our thoughts are with John's loved ones at this hard time.

His other major films include "Poetic Justice", starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur; "2 Fast 2 Furious"; and a reboot of "Shaft" in 2000 with Samuel L. Jackson.

She continued, "My father is breathing on his own".

Singleton had been in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital. "We want to thank all the doctors at Cedars Sinai for the impeccable care he received", concluded the message.

Cleopatra suggested her grandfather, Danny Singleton, or older brother Maasai Singleton, as possible conservators, claiming Ward has "abused" her position as the director's manager. Regardless, there's much confusion regarding this story floating around Twitter at the moment, but Singleton remains in critical condition at the very least.

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