John Singleton Will Reportedly Be Taken Off Of Life Support Today

Lynne Versluys 29 Apr 2019

The legendary director suffered from a stroke two weeks ago.

1. A Groundbreaking Career

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Writer-director John Singleton made a major impact on cinema with films like Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, and Shaft.

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2. A Terrible Stroke

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Unfortunately, he suffered a terrible stroke two weeks ago at only 51 years of age.

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3. Taking Him Off Life Support

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After two weeks of hoping for a medical miracle, Singleton's family has decided to take him off of life support at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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4. A Statement From His Family

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Singleton's family released a statement on their decision, expressing their sadness at the situation and their gratitude to the doctors.

"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."

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5. Recognizing The Symptoms Of Hypertension

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They also encouraged others to recognize the signs of hypertension, a disease that Singleton struggled with for years.

"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."

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