John Singleton Is in a Coma

'Boyz N the Hood' director suffered a stroke earlier this month
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 25, 2019 3:48 PM CDT
John Singleton Is in a Coma
In this Feb. 3, 2018 file photo, John Singleton arrives at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Court papers show that Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton is in a coma at a Los Angeles hospital eight days after suffering a major stroke, the AP reports. The 51-year-old director's condition was revealed in a court filing Thursday from his mother, Shelia Ward, who is requesting she be appointed his temporary conservator to make medical and financial decisions for him while he is incapacitated. Singleton's family had previously announced that he'd had a stroke on April 17, but there had been no details revealed about the seriousness of his condition. It's not clear whether the temporary conservatorship has been granted. Singleton was nominated for an Oscar for 1991's Boyz n the Hood. His other films include Poetic Justice, starring Janet Jackson, and his recent projects include the TV series Snowfall. (More details on the stroke here.)

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