Celebrities have flocked to social media to pay emotional tributes to ‘prolific’ Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on Monday afternoon after his family switched of his life support machine.
According to an earlier report by TMZ, Singleton had been in a medically-induced coma and was no longer responding to treatment as of Monday morning.
Doctors said his condition showed no signs of improvement, tragically leaving his family with only one harrowing option- to pull him out of life support
‘This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors,’ his family said in a statement Monday .
Singleton’s family announced their difficult decision a gut-wrenching statement earlier today, less than two weeks after he suffered a major stroke and placed in a medically-induced coma.
The 51-year-old’s health drastically deteriorated on April 17, shortly after he checked himself into the at Cedars-Sinai hospital, in California, having experienced pain in his legs during a run in Costa Rica days earlier.
Singleton became the first black director to be nominated for an Oscar, for his debut film ‘Boyz n the Hood’ (pictured in 1991).