John Singleton to Be Taken Off of Life Support

John Singleton to Be Taken Off of Life Support

John Singleton will sadly be taken off of life support.

The 51-year-old Boyz In The Hood director will be taken off of life support on Monday (April 29), nearly two weeks after suffering a massive stroke, the family revealed in a statement, calling it an “agonizing decision.”

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“We are grateful to his fans, friends and colleagues for the outpouring of love and prayers during this incredibly difficult time. We want to thank all the doctors at Cedars Sinai for the impeccable care he received,” they said.

“Like many African Americans, Singleton quietly struggled with hypertension. More than 40% of African American men and women have high blood pressure, which also develops earlier in life and is usually more severe. His family wants to share the message with all to please recognize the symptoms by going to Heart.org.”

Our thoughts are with John‘s loved ones at this difficult time.