“Boyz n the Hood” director John Singleton will be taken off life support weeks after suffering a stroke, his family said Monday.
“This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors,” his family said in a statement.
The Academy Award-nominated director, 51, was placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering a stroke April 17 while in the hospital. He reportedly had checked himself in to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after experiencing weakness in his leg, according to TMZ.
Singleton’s family said Monday he has hypertension, which is high blood pressure that puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs.
Shelia Ward, Singleton’s mother, filed court documents late last week seeking to be appointed as a temporary conservator to make medical decisions and to handle his business affairs.
“We are grateful to his…
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