There's been a tragic update on writer-director John Singleton. The pioneering filmmaker and TV producer will be taken off of life support today, reported Variety.
This decision by his family comes nearly two weeks after he suffered a debilitating stroke. The family released a statement on Monday.
In the statement, Singleton's family revealed that they had made the “agonizing decision” to remove him from life support at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
“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,” the family said in a statement.
Singleton turned 51 in January. He has had a history of dealing with hypertension, which places a strain on the heart.
“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.”
Please pray for his family as they go through this hard time. This is a terrible loss.