John Singleton of ‘Boyz N the Hood’ is in a coma after suffering a stroke

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 30, 2017: Prolific producer and director John Singleton is producing thr
Prolific producer and director John Singleton produced three TV series in 2017: FX’s “Snowfall,” BET’s “Rebel” and the CW’s “Straight Outta Heaven.”
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Court papers show that “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton is in a coma at a Los Angeles hospital eight days after suffering a major stroke.

The 51-year-old director’s condition was revealed in a court filing Thursday by his mother, Shelia Ward, who is requesting she be appointed his temporary conservator to make medical and financial decisions for him while he is incapacitated.

Singleton’s family had previously announced that on April 17 he’d suffered a stroke, but there were no details given about the seriousness of his condition.

It’s not clear whether the temporary conservatorship has been granted.


Singleton was nominated for an Oscar for 1991’s “Boyz N the Hood.” His other films include “Poetic Justice,” starring Janet Jackson, and his recent projects include the FX series “Snowfall.”

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