John Singleton is reportedly in a coma following a stroke. It was first reported over the weekend that he suffered a stroke and was in the hospital.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, his mother, Shelia Ward, has applied for temporary conservatorship.
THR says the document, filed Thursday, “details some previously undisclosed circumstances of Singleton’s stroke, such as that the medical incident on April 17 was ‘major’ and left him hospitalized in a coma.”
The report continues, “Ward also disclosed that the director ‘was engaged in several business projects and was prepared to sign a lucrative settlement agreement on or about April 30, 2019’ at the time of the stroke. Ward added that a conservator must be appointed immediately to manage his business and prevent ‘substantial financial loss’ should the settlement agreement not be signed.”
This new report differs from what was stated this weekend, as early reports characterized Singleton’s stroke as “mild.”
Singleton burst onto the scene in 1991 with his first film, Boyz in the Hood. It earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director, making him the youngest director to ever be nominated for the award. He went on to direct Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Shaft and many other films.
He’s currently an executive producer for Snowfall, the FX drama series which he created.
Our thoughts continue to be with Singleton and his loved ones.
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