After premature reports of his passing, it has been confirmed director John Singleton has died Monday (April 29) after being taken off life support by his family.

Singleton suffered from a stroke almost two weeks ago, which hospitalized him. The New York Times reports a statement from the family of Singleton was released on Monday detailing the decision to take Singleton off life support.

“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.”

John Singleton’s career is filled with classic works of film including the 1991 film Boyz N the Hood starring Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding Jr. and the 1993 film Poetic Justice, starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. Additional films in his historic career include Rosewood, Baby Boy and more.

On television, Singleton created the FX crime drama, Snowfall, that details the 1980s crack epidemic that plagued Los Angeles and also lent his talents to American Crime Story and Empire.

Showcasing his talents, Singleton also directed the legendary “Remember the Time” music video for Michael Jackson that starred Eddie Murphy, Magic Johnson and Iman alongside the King of Pop.


He was survived by his mother, Shelia Ward, his children and personalities of the television and film world who worked with him throughout the years.