John Singleton, the famed director behind such films as Boyz n the Hood, died today in Los Angeles at the age of 51. Singleton suffered a major stroke last week and was taken off life support by his family just a few hours ago.
As first reported by TMZ, Singleton checked himself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles last week after he returned from Costa Rica and was experiencing problems with his legs. He suffered the stroke in his hospital room and then went into a coma.
Today, John Singleton’s family made the tough decision to take him off life support. After he passed, they released a statement saying, “We are sad to relay that John Singleton has died. John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends. We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time.”