John Singleton is dead at age 51 : the family of the director has been unplugged…

The life of John Singleton came to an end in dramatic conditions. “A heavy heart, we announce that our son, father and beloved friend John Daniel Singleton is going to be disconnected today devices that keep it alive. It is a heart-wrenching decision that our family has taken several days to make, with the advice of doctors John“, informed to the site his entourage on the morning of Monday 29 April 2019 from Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, where the director of a 51-year-old was admitted to the during the week of April 15.

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A few hours later, it was finished : John Singleton passed away “peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends, “said a spokesman. His relatives have added a few words personal : “We who have grown up with John, made movies with John, went sailing with John and have laughed with John, we know the world of calm and creativity that he has created for so many people. Now, in the face of his death, we must navigate through the storm without him. For us, it is a tear.

Revealed to Hollywood by the film Boyz N the Hood (1991), that he had written and directed and for which he had been appointed to the academy awards 1992 (best director, Best screenplay, categories in which he at the time was named the most early), John Singleton had complained of pain in the leg while he was returning from a trip to Costa Rica and was to admit its own initiative at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. On 17 April, he had been the victim of a cerebral vascular accident (STROKE), following which the information relating to his state of health had been the subject of a war on family : while his mother Sheila Ward had revealed that the STROKE was massive and that John was in the coma, Cleopatra Singleton, one of the seven children that the filmmaker has had multiple relationships, was high to dispute this version, saying that his father was recovering, was not under respiratory assistance and could leave the care of shortly. The young 20 year-old woman accused her grandmother to do everything to take control of the assets and business of producer of successful films such as Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, secret Identity or even Four of the brethren, of which she was the assistant and the manager. “My father has left his mother to play this role out of fear and obligation, given that she has been mistreated psychologically and abandoned when he was a child, making it emotionally without defence“, accusing Cleopatra. Yet it was Sheila who seemed to be right, unfortunately…

Very early on Monday 29 April 2019, the press secretary of John Singleton belied his death, rumors have predicted wrongly, but did not hide that the situation seemed hopeless : still in a medically induced coma, one that was more recently reported in co-creating Snowfall, a series on the ravages of the rise of cocaine in the Los Angeles of the 1980s, did not react to the treatment and his condition showed no sign of improvement.

In communicating its decision to withdraw John Singleton, his family had to pass on a message of public interest, saying that it had any discretion to hypertension, a disease that affects more than 40% of the african-american population, and inviting fans to be attentive to the symptoms.

Taraji P. Henson in shock

Among his latest achievements, John Singleton, also known to have directed the clip of Remember the Time by Michael Jackson with Eddie Murphy on the screen, had directed episodes of the hit series The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story , and Empire. In January 2019, he stood at the side of her friend, actress Taraji P. Henson, the famous Cookie ofEmpire, and shone by her enthusiasm while she inaugurated his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A few hours before the announcement of the family, the actress revealed that she had visited Singleton at the hospital : “Tyrese and I have prayed so hard for you. Thou hast heard my voice, and you had a sudden“, she wrote, by saying to keep hope and faith. Comment, Tyrese, John Singleton was the director in 2Fast 2Furious , but also, and especially, to whom he had given the leading role in his film Baby Boy (with Snoop Dogg) two years earlier, said he also hoped that God brings.