Prayers and support began flooding in on Monday after it was announced that Hollywood icon John Singleton would be taken off life support. Singleton, who is best known for directing "Boyz N The Hood," suffered a stroke 13 days ago at the age of 51.
“It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today. This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors,” a statement from John's family reads.
"In his private life, John is a loving and supporting father, son, brother, and friend who believed in higher education, black culture, old school music and the power of film,” the statement continued. “We are grateful to his fans, friends and colleagues for the outpour 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," the statement concluded.
Many fellow celebrities took to social media to sing the praises of Singleton and his accomplishments. Many of them shared their prayers for him and his family during this heartbreaking time.
"Thank you GOD for blessing us with this gift better known as John Singleton," Regina King captioned a photo of her and Singleton on Instagram.
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