John Singleton, best known for directing Boyz n the Hood, is in a coma following a stroke he suffered more than a week ago.

According to court documents, his mother, Shelia Ward is requesting that she be appointed his temporary conservator so she can make medical and financial decisions for him while he is incapacitated.

As of now, it is unknown if the court has granted Ward’s request or not.

Friends and colleagues of Singleton have taken to social media to give him tribute.


“Lifting my highest thoughts + prayers of intercession for John Singleton,” Ava DuVernay tweeted. “His films helped form me. His kindness lifted me up. I remember him coming to the premiere of my indie years ago. Showing love/support for a fellow black director from LA. He is a lovely man. Pray with me.”

Jordan Peele tweeted, “Sending so much love to John and his family. Hope his recovery is speedy.”

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