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Legendary director John Singleton is still on life support after suffering a massive stroke on April 17. Singleton, 51, went to a hospital complaining of weakness in one leg after arriving in the U.S. on a flight from Costa Rica.

While in the hospital, Singleton suffered a massive stroke and was placed on life support in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Despite earlier reports that Singleton, 51, had died, his spokesperson Shannon Barr told USA TODAY the "Boyz n the Hood" director is "still on life support" and said any report to the contrary "is inaccurate.”

In a statement last week, the pioneering director's mother, Sheila Ward, reported Singleton was receiving "great medical care" in an intensive care unit. That was an early indication that Singleton's stroke was more serious than first reported.

On Wednesday, Ward, filed an emergency request asking to become a temporary conservator of her son's estate since he is incapable of making decisions "while he is incapacitated."

But the director's daughter, Cleopatra, disputed Ward's claim that Singleton was in a coma. The college sophomore claimed Ward was "misrepresenting" the seriousness of her father's condition.

In documents obtained by PEOPLE, Cleopatra wrote, "My father is not in a coma. Although they do not have a concrete diagnosis, my dad is progressing every day and in that meeting [with] the doctor [said] that he could be out of the ICU in 5 days," Cleopatra wrote.

She continued, "My father is breathing on his own. He is only medically sedated to keep his blood pressure low and allow the vessels in his brain to heal."

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Actress Taraji P. Henson, center, and actor Tyrese Gibson were among the last to see Singleton before he passed.

Taraji, 48, who was a frequent collaborator with Singleton, took to Instagram.com to write:

"Visited you today. Me and @tyrese prayed so hard over you. You heard my voice and jumped up. I HAVE HOPE AND FAITH BECAUSE I KNOW THAT #GODIS. Keep praying #EVERYBODY for our beloved @johnsingleton".

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Gibson, 40, who worked with Singleton on the movie Baby Boy, added:

"Heavy heart, state of shock but there was something powerful about feeling the presence of God that gave us the reassurance that God is going to pull him through this... The idea that me and taraji prayed hard over john so much history so much genuine love... We can only hope and keep praying that God brings him back to us!"

Photos by Getty Images, WENN.com

  • therealashland

    I am still trying to cope with the death of Nipsey,
    John was my favorite , over a cooning and tape dancing spike lee.

    We, gotta take better care of ourself most strokes are preventable. Move more, eat better and live happier

  • guest

    Omg. Way to young!! I dont understand how he was able to take himself to the hospital and then have a massive stroke in the hospital..smdh were the doctors not monitoring him!?!
    I was so hoping he was pull through.*prayers*

  • Pamela

    This is all so confusing. TMZ is reporting that he's still alive.

  • luVn_liFe…

    this is awful!

  • xenaD

    That’s a damn shame

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I was so hoping he was still fighting. Lets hope Sandra's info is wrong. The daughter just said he was breathing on his own.

  • Phillybruh
  • WhoKnew

    Right, they are still saying he's alive. But my son called me and said he got a pop up news alert on his phone that said Singleton's family spoke directly to a film critic and confirmed his death.

  • luVn_liFe…

    ashland.. I keep telling people around me the same thing.. my 42 year old neighbor has been back and forth testing because he hasnt been feeling well. mean while he doesnt excerciase.. wont even walk around the block, not active eats out three times a day,dunkindonuts/mcdonald breakfasts, chipolte/pollo/taco bell for lunch and dinners.
    I told him if he would just cook a simple chicken brst on the grill and veggies and take a few walks around the block he would feel a big dif.
    but he wont LAZY.. but can understand why he feels like a tub of crap

  • Guest

    RIP Mr. Singleton. Taraji's hair in that pic, no bueno.

  • Pamela

    Oohh no! If so, may he RIP. Loved his movies.

  • Thee Jaguar Doll

    My deepest condolences to His Family. Thank you, Mr. Singleton for all your great movies, Especially Poetic Justice ? RIP

  • therealashland

    I’m vegan and I am either moving or working out daily. People don’t understand stuff as small as using the stairs or parking further back is better than nothing.

  • Topic Influencer

    I never knew that he drove himself to the hospital and had a stroke WHILE there. This is awful. RIP to him. He was an important voice to my generation and to many. Take your rest John.

    *And sads bc I see his fam is at it already. Smh.

  • Phillybruh

    It sounds like its going to get nasty, his momma tried to gain control before his four kids.

  • luVn_liFe…

    YES!! I park furthest away and use the stairs always.
    I gym thursday-sunday and always have a project out doors. Over the weekend I cut the lawn,planted a mango tree and went swimming in my pool.

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    other sources are saying he's non responsive...yet alive

  • Phillybruh

    Mom already trying to get control before the 4 kids know what assets he had.

  • KcoolMuziq

    John is STILL ALIVE on life support despite inaccurate reports. Smh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That's what I don't understand.
    These people have the money for good health care (meds and doctor's appointments) and nutritionists.
    Use it.

  • Topic Influencer

    My family gets mad as hell when I park way back. I actually did it on Sat. and the mall was packed. It was a pretty good hump too. They were grumbling. I need all the exercise I can damn it GET. Forgetchall.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Im not vegan but close. Im actually on day 8 of NO sugar and have felt awesome and lost two pounds.

  • Phillybruh

    You really can't prevent a stroke, you can try but when those wires cross its really nothing you can do.

  • Topic Influencer

    I dont know what to believe. Bc mad outlets saying he passed and others saying he still here. I did read last night where the family was supposedly told to make their peace with him there was nothing else that could be done.

  • Phillybruh

    Life Support and non-responsive he's been gone for days the machine is doing the work.

  • Chulita

    Just like that, it’s over. Unreal. Life is short and you should try to always be kind and happy.

  • iWasteTime

    I don't know what he is!
    Half the world saying dead and the other half says on life supports.
    Either way God Bless sir!
    Your gift to this world is amazing

  • Topic Influencer

    The daughter said the grandfather---so the mama (ex)husband and John's dad---needed to be in charge. Saw that too.

  • luVn_liFe…
  • Phillybruh

    If he's got adult children and no will, the parents have to hope they had good relationships with his kids.

  • luVn_liFe…

    anddd where is JennieFrumdaBlock!!! if she comes and I dont see her.. Saturday morning I almost passed out.. there was a Feather on my side of the couch!!!!!

  • Rayne

    I can’t say anything but get well soon cause I seriously don’t know.

  • Topic Influencer

    The daughter who said it is 2nd year college student. and is 19 yo. So sad for his KIDS. Shew.

  • Kanyade
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well you can at least minimize the damage it does by keeping your blood pressure and bad cholesterol low.

  • Coy little wink

    Wow...why the differing reports

  • Phillybruh

    She's young, but old enough to make that decision. My friends 17yr old was deemed old enough to make decisions when her father had a seizure and was in a coma.

  • xenaD

    He is dead.

  • Phillybruh

    That again depends on the timing, and according to this, he did what he was supposed to do and it still did no good.

  • KcoolMuziq

    No he's NOT! STOP saying that!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Incredibly sad all around... the fact that he was such an intelligent and gifted man, cut down by a stroke and at such a 'young' age (young for today's avg. life expectancy). He still had years of artistic creativity to offer. RIP to him.

    Prayers for peace and 'honorable' behavior amongst his kin.... https://media2.giphy.com/media/ZAGN2TNaLpOiQ/giphy.gif

  • Yoni7

    May he rest in peace!

  • tintin

    oh boy there it is.
    May he rest easy.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Dang ma’am that’s terrible

  • WhoKnew

    Hmmm. I wonder what is really going on? As someone commented below some news outlets are reporting he has died and others are recanting their news reports that he had died and are saying he's still alive despite their earlier reporting. What's strange is the film critic said his family gave him that statement directly that he had passed.

    Well, everyone is still praying for you to pull through John if you have not transitioned over to Glory.

    This is sad in more ways than one because his family were fighting over his money within hours of him having the stroke. Estate law is out of my realm of understanding but since he is/was unmarried I would think that his children are his first heirs and not his mother if he has indeed passed on or should he pass on.

    Copies of my will and health care directive are in my bible and the originals in my safe so my family knows my wishes.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    smh... i hope they get it together

  • Jussjess25

    Is it just me or do you guys notice the influx of people dying from massive heart attacks and strokes?? Im like wow. Even as a young person you can get an attack and die. Rip

  • tintin

    his momma is still alive?

  • Mz_Opinionated

    There are many conflicting reports...I don't know what to say. So I'll just keep it clean in saying "May God continue to watch over him and keep him".

  • Alextra Ballard

    He will indeed leave his personal legacy behind. First black film maker ever nominated for an Oscar for best director

  • Alextra Ballard

    It makes no sense

  • tintin

    isn't stroke more tied to high blood pressure and stress. Maybe he didn't eat well or exercise.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this starting to sound too much like they did 'Retha... i canna... it's tew murch

  • T Willis

    They say that high blood pressure + high cholesterol levels can = stroke territory. The way to avoid a stroke is monitoring your cholesterol and blood pressure, and maintaining an active lifestyle. Black ppl are the most at risk because of our lack of activity, unhealthy eating habits, stress, and we don’t (collectively) seek medical treatments until it’s too late.

  • WhoKnew

    "Prayers for peace and 'honorable' behavior amongst his kin..."
    __________________________________________________

    Not a chance. His family were fighting over his money hours after his stroke.

  • tintin

    just a few walks help. i sit in a desk all day. on my lunch break , i go and walk, it's only 30 min walk but i know that helps, you even just gotta get your blood flowing

  • Yardgirl

    If this is true RIP ?

  • T Willis

    Regular physicals and cholesterol screenings could have determined his risk probability and he could have taken additional measures to lower the chances.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    sad

  • Marlika

    ????? Man I was hoping I didn’t see this. ??

  • luVn_liFe…

    yes..me&my hubby keep telling him.. you dont have to get on the treadmill and run like a crazed person for 40 mins.just a few blocks a day
    you have to get your heart rate up to get it strong!

  • Phillybruh

    But if a stroke is going to happen to you, its going to happen to you, you can't exercise away fate. It just makes for a more attractive corpse.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ok Mr. Philly, it's Monday and yesterday my male massage therapist (295lbs) gave me a deep tissue massage and he wore my ass out so I am not going to argue.

    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    They are still saying he is alive. So I am going to go with that until an official spokesperson from his family says otherwise.

    Cant be speaking death over someone

    Sad situation this is.

  • Alextra Ballard

    When I first heard about Mr. Singleton stroke the first I thought about was Luke Perry. I was hoping and praying that it would be a different outcome

  • Renee26

    RIP

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • luVn_liFe…

    KNOT as Kray as yew DOE :-D :kiss:

  • Faithz

    Don't know what to say right now, We pray....

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    TMZ says he's still alive but in a coma, so I'm going with that for now.
    https://www.tmz.com/2019/04/29/john-singleton-still-alive-stroke-life-support-coma/

    Pull through, brother.

  • WhoKnew

    It sounds like his mother and his children don't get along. I would think his children are his next of kin to inherit first because it was reported when he had the stroke that he did not have a will or an advance healthcare directive. Also, the conflicting reports could be that mom is trying to push through that petition to control his estate if he did pass away and has asked the doctor's not to release info confirming his death until her lawyers can have an in-chambers emergency hearing. ION.

  • Faithz

    You are so on point, there's a lot of passing going on even with the Young..As well as the old.

  • Bashi22

    Sandra they say he’s still in coma

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I know this want meant to make folks laugh but it made me laugh, so thanks. This is so sad so I needed that laugh.

  • Phillybruh

    She can try but they better do like Latoya and them did and get over to the house. He has children and they have the overriding claim on the estate.

  • luVn_liFe…

    people dont take care of their selves and there is so much chemicals in the air and foods.

  • Bashi22

    QuestLove say he’s dead on his page from Saturday. However QuestLove deleted that whole IG picture with the comments. Remember Huge Hefner was dead long before they make it public. Their are stories they had to delayed the announcement because his Estate issues.

  • Bashi22

    He as like 6-7 children he was never married.

  • http://realitytea.com Purple Reign

    The Good Die Young.
    RIP.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    If it's not confirmed on TMZ, then it's not true or do you just want to be the "first" to have had reported it if he does actually die? ?

  • AListDiva29

    His publicist said he's still in a coma! Hoping he will be ok, 51 is way too young!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Auntie! Now. He's still in a coma. Don't put that negativity into the atmosphere.

  • Keyshia Ray

    So sad....

  • Michelle Peele

    I'm with ya. Media stay tryna put folks in the ground prematurely

  • MJF

    Hoping he pulls through. Miracles happen every day!

  • Rayscoty

    Let the fake love/care begin... The race for likes and views will begin soon..

  • WhoKnew

    See. I just posted that same comment below. It might be that he has passed away and are not announcing it because of estate issues. Either way prayers all the way up for him!

  • WhoKnew

    Oh, okay. I wasn't sure who's in line first. They should also seek some sort of injunction to stop his mom from raiding his bank account. I just don't like it when people start publicly fighting over someone else's money even before he has passed away. SMDH.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    How hard is it to confirm a death? I don't understand why different outlets are reporting different things. Geez...

  • Phillybruh

    I would think these people with massive estates planned better.

  • Candance

    Wow he had the same stroke my husband had. Unfortunately the rate of survival is under 10% and I am very thankful to say by the grace of God (which the doctors said they believe he is healed because of a greater power) my husband survived and is back to normal. It was a long road but he made it. It is so hard for us to hear about people having this stroke because its scary each day. We have been praying heavily for this family. God Bless!

  • Candance

    Wow he had the same stroke my husband had. Unfortunately the rate of survival is under 10% and I am very thankful to say by the grace of God (which the doctors said they believe he is healed because of a greater power) my husband survived and is back to normal. It was a long road but he made it. It is so hard for us to hear about people having this stroke because its scary each day. We have been praying heavily for this family. God Bless!

  • WhoKnew

    They're reporting he didn't have a will or healthcare directive. Thirty-five million dollars is way too much money not to have a will and/or trust.

  • WhoKnew

    They're reporting he didn't have a will or healthcare directive. Thirty-five million dollars is way too much money not to have a will and/or trust.

  • SpiceGirl

    Ok I'm conflicted from the comments.....If he is truly still alive...speedy recovery...If he indeed did pass.....Rest easy john...prayers to his family and friends

  • SpiceGirl

    Ok I'm conflicted from the comments.....If he is truly still alive...speedy recovery...If he indeed did pass.....Rest easy john...prayers to his family and friends

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Get well soon or RIP?? Either way.. Very Talented man?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Get well soon or RIP?? Either way.. Very Talented man?

  • Kimocha

    Nooooo!!!!... This is so sad and broke my heart!... RIP Mr. Singleton Sir!!
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/6qFFgNgextP9u/giphy.gif

  • Kimocha

    Nooooo!!!!... This is so sad and broke my heart!... RIP Mr. Singleton Sir!!
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/6qFFgNgextP9u/giphy.gif

  • Shawty

    Wow...R.I.P....was not ready to see this.

  • Shawty

    Wow...R.I.P....was not ready to see this.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Happy to hear that!

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Happy to hear that!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I’m lost some are saying he’s dead and some are saying his not

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    I’m confused. Either way Baby Boy is a CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    A lot of media outlets reporting he’s alive but in grave condition

  • Phillybruh

    True, 35 mill I see why mom wanted to swoop in.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Umma go with Boyz in da Hoods

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    I was never a boyz in da hood guy. It wasn’t my generation I guess????? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it now that I think about it.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Maaan family ain shidt. I was just listening to my local news and John is still alive,however his family is already fighting over his estate which is worth around 35 million dollars

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Why are news outlets declaring the man dead when his own family hasn't made any announcement that he died? It's like they just want to be "first" with a hot story, rather than make sure the story is accurate.

  • Tammie Reed

    May John RIP, so sad!

  • Topic Influencer

    BnH was Talking against gangs and street violence and what not before it was even socially acceptable to do so. Also was before his time on mass school shootings years before Columbine even happened with Higher Learning.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Thank you. Unless his family, attorney, or publicist confirms it officially, then it should be a non-story. Just feels very disrespectful to me.

  • xenaD

    Nothing shocking about that at all

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Wow!! Life is but a DREAM!

  • T Willis

    Lol that’s not true. We all have varying degrees of risk factors. If you schedule regular physicals and cholesterol screenings, your healthcare provider can educate you on what you can do to lower your risk. Like dieting and exercise can eliminate the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

  • Topic Influencer

    Supposedly this all is from a film writer out of Kansas City of all places...

    "The reports of his alleged passing originated from FOX4 film critic Shawn Edwards, who claimed on Monday that Singleton’s family had told him the director died."

  • xenaD

    I literally have never seen boyz in the hood but I kno about Ricky.. matter fact if he had a scholarship from some sort of sport I did see it. My bad.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I agree...its not good to send folks to their grave before it's time.

  • KcoolMuziq

    U need to CHANGE your post Miss Rose John IS NOT DEAD!

  • Dollface

    I'm familiar with this "supposedly film writer out of Kansas City of all places" Shawn Edwards and he's a 100% awesome. So if he said it, then he said what he said.

    Kansas City of all places? Kansas City has brought you Janelle Monae, Earl Watson, Eddie Griffin, and Rich the Factor. Kansas City is also the same place Mac Dre lights were cut off. Point is, don't sleep on KC.

  • Just Me

    Boy his family ready to pull the plug and cremate him then split his money. Sad cases.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I wonder if Tyrese will post him just as much as he posts the guy from Fast and the Furious.? FNF made him money but Baby Boy made him known as an actor.

  • bemetoo

    Family ain’t shat

  • Alextra Ballard

    If he passes,he needs to come byke and haunt alla Dey aszes

  • Coy little wink

    Social security administration does this all the time...

  • xenaD

    Exactly... this is exactlyyy wat I gathered. Which is why I carried my insensitive ass up out off this post. But I can’t get jiggy with this Jussie Smollett mess one minute longer ?

  • xenaD

    Cause the family members lie and are liars

  • hi-liter

    No one else is reporting this. CNN just reported 38 minutes ago that he is still on LIFE support.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    But that's their right. Maybe they want to have an opportunity to relay that information to extended family members before it gets plastered all over the news. Hell, if someone is dead, you can't hide their death. Waiting 24 hrs for a confirmation, will not hurt.

  • J2PC

    TMZ also says that he is still on LIFE support...non-responsive. We've seen people non responsive who have somehow pull through as the brain tries to heal while rewiring itself.

  • Angelique Johnson

    I feel its wrong to report someone has died and its not confirmed. Not nice at all. I am just saying.

  • WhoKnew

    BREAKING NEWS: They say stuff happens in 3s. TMZ is reporting that singer Peabo Bryson has had a heart attack and is hospitalized.

    What is it? Overworking with all these people? I understand you have to make a living and get your grind on but you also have to take care of you. Your family loves you and needs. Get well soon, Peabo.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    @sandrarose, Aun-TEA, Please clarify because,
    I'm seeing conflicting stories/reports...
    It's being said that "John Singleton is on Life Support, not dead."

  • Pamela

    If you haven't seen it then how can you know that you might not like it ? Just asking.

  • Carrington

    Well, TMZ says he ain't dead... and they know who dead before Gawd!

  • Meme

    Well Ms Sandra how very uncouth of you to report that Mr Singleton has passed if he has not. This is one of these instances when cut and paste sprinkled with your own brand of shade just will not do, you really ought to call upon your "journalistic investigation skills " and some form of integrity before going forth and publishing something so sensitive!

  • NaeNay

    Lawd I’m at work about to cry then I start reading yalls comments saying he’s not DEAD. Thank you, Roses.

    That’s why my blood pressure stays up.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    No he is not, I don’t see this being reported anywhere.

  • Meme

    Yes agreed very uncouth i'd say!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    In a whisper: I’ve never seen Baby Boy, don’t revoke my blackness

  • rockstar2142

    I was just listening to can you stop the rain yesterday omg!!

  • rockstar2142

    Tell it ????

  • QueDawg6

    He can't go yet, I need season 3 of Snowfall!! John is still with us.

  • samuel severino

    They usually say a person isn’t dead so that they have time to sort out the affairs first.

    I remember reporting from contacts that Aretha Franklin had died on a Monday and everyone said she was fine and looking forward to performing in a tribute concert. Then on Thursday it was reported that she was dead. Her finances and day to day activities were so screwed up they needed a few days just to get some semblance of order. To this day they are still trying to get it all legally sorted out.

  • Bonita

    You aint never lied! I'm so sick of TMZ. The fact that the mama is saying he's in a coma and the daughter saying he's not sounds real suspect. If he did, or does pass, it sounds like that is going to be another James Brown mess.

  • WhoKnew

    Yeah, he's a classic.

  • xenaD

    Not that. But you are right

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    She's on the same level as MTO...

  • Guest©

    My loved one had the same strike and survived as well. God is the head doctor in my life!!

  • Trace da Ace

    RIP...damn......too much death so early on in 2019....what the hell????

  • WhoKnew

    So glad for the good news that your hubby has been healed!

    Thanks be to Yahweh "'the healer"! El Elyon "the most high God"! Yeshua "deliverer and savior"! Jesus "the son of God"!

  • Sinny

    He’s still on life support but will be taken off today!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Why are black people all dying around 50 is my question.. Ive had several people I know die around this age..whats happening? https://media2.giphy.com/media/BpadRS0HKJ7Irh150L/giphy.gif

  • Alextra Ballard

    Them late 40’s and early 50’s seems to be some crucial years

  • Lady_Elle

    Family saying... he's not that bad.
    Auntie reporting he's dead...

  • Alextra Ballard

    Smh....lordt

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    John looked like a fairly in shape cat-daddy, i guess that means nothing. This really makes you stop and think. I sorry to hear this. Rest in peace John.

  • WhoKnew

    I'm riding with Sandra on this one. I think when Sandra reported this story she already had some inside information but stayed quiet about it when various news cycles retracted the story. I think his family (maybe not the mama) did in fact tell that film critic he had passed away and so now the family is coming out saying he is going to be removed from life support today coincidently. I think it was a legal decision to retract the news story reporting his death and that he in fact had died earlier as was reported. I might be 200% wrong on this but my intuition is in overdrive on this one.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I wrote about this last year. Black people have higher rates of strokes, heart attack and high blood pressure due to our high fat, high sugar, high cholesterol diets, and we don't exercise or drink enough water.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Wait, he's not dead?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. I think the doctors told the family there's nothing more they could do... and one of the family members [prematurely] leaked to the press that he was gone, before the family could make the final decision to remove him off life support.
    Sad either way. 51 is way too young. RIP.

  • QueDawg6

    Lol inside information ???? the magic eightball!!

  • LiteSkinThang

    He’s not even dead and she’s a damn blogger. Get the correct scoop first

  • WhoKnew

    "one of the family members [prematurely] leaked to the press that he was gone, before the family could make the final decision to remove him off life support."
    _______________________________________________

    I think you're spot on. I didn't think about that his family members could have leaked it to the press before the final decision was made, hence, the retraction.

    Agreed. Very sad. Way, way too young.

  • WhoKnew

    ION. IJS. People in this industry have mad resources and contacts and sometimes they can't name names or give too many details about what their sources revealed, etc.

  • KcoolMuziq

    ?

  • Sinny

    Nope.

  • 2gr8ful

    I hope the family issues a statement and I hope they don’t “act a fool” with his estate if this man passes. Sounds like a blood clot during flight that may have led to his stroke, but I am no medical expert. Years ago, I caught a DVT during flight in my leg thought I was going to die... this is more common than most people are aware.

  • QueDawg6

    Lol bloggers are people in the industry? ?? Sources? The janitor ???? They are lifters from other sites and gossipers!! Most of them bend the truth or make stuff up to increase traffic which will generate revenue.

  • WhoKnew

    I wear compressed stockings whenever I take a flight. And just so that I don't forget them, I put them on at home before I even head to the airport. You can purchase them at any pharmacy where the medical aids are. I remember when I took my very first flight years ago. I was beyond terrified. I went to my primary care doctor and told him I was taking my first flight and that I needed him to write a script for EVERY manner of drug he could give me to sedate me. He wrote me 2 scripts to relax me on the plane and gave me an OTC script for a pair of compressed stockings. Been wearing those joints every time I take a plane ride since.

  • QueDawg6

    TMZ is reporting your theory as FACTS!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Another component is stress

  • Bashi22

    He’s dead Regina King update her IG

  • Bashi22

    Sandra he’s pass on Regina King Update her IG

  • JENNYJONES1

    THE FAMILY ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THEY WERE TAKING HIM OFF LIFE SUPPORT. DAMN 1ST NIP NOW JOHN. SO SAD. AND PEEBO JUST HAD A HEART ATTACK, PRAYING HE'LL RECOVER. SAD TIMES WE'RE IN........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • 2gr8ful

    Yes that is smart those compression socks are a life saver. I also make sure I get up and walk the minute that light goes on and other times throughout the flight. I always get an aisle seat and put my hubby and kids by the window so I am not passing over them constantly. I hate flying, its really like a nightmare for me, no matter how many times I do it, it never gets better. I may have take your route with that sedation thing... wake me when I get there lol.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Omg this is news I do not want to hear. I really do hate death. RIP to John Singleton. I am tired of death.

  • xxxgracious

    Larry King is in cardiac arrest smh. This is too much today. I literally had a anxiety attack in yoga this morning. My mother called me shortly after I got to my car and told me my cousins 1month old son passed due to his mother drinking and smoking while breast feeding. I pray this day gets better. I truly do. I'm not sure if John has passed so I won't say anything besides I pray that he pulls thru. As well as Peebo Bryson.

  • Yoni7

    So sorry to hear about your cousin!

  • Yoni7
  • Yoni7

    BEAUTIFUL family! I'm glad he recovered! My mom had a stroke literally a month ago TODAY!

  • bemetoo

    Jon Singleton is dead they took him off life support

  • NewNew

    My goodness, I'm so sorry for your loss. That poor baby.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Wow...Smh...To have to bury a one month old is tough. Your cousin is going to suffer mentally for the rest of her life behind her losing her child like this. I am sorry love...

  • xxxgracious

    Idk the mother but my heart goes out to her. She needs help. Idk why the hell she was breastfeeding knowing shes under the influence. Ain't nothing wrong with similac if you wanna smoke and drink. My heart goes out to my cousin tho. He's a good kid and a good dad.

  • MsChocolate

    prayers to you and your family xoxoxo

  • Candance

    its scary! I pray your mom is doing well!

  • xxxgracious

    Thanks everyone!

  • joel adams

    I just read that too

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Oh! The father is your relative! Okay...I feel badly for him. He'' going to resent her for awhile

  • Anji

    I'm in my 50s and just depressed so I need to stop attending funes of folk in late 40s and 50s. I know stress of being black, female (in the US of A) and in a highly competitive field has taken a toll in spite of healthy lifestyle. Vegans have been dying all around me...yoga teachers. It's not that simple. Glad my life has been one of continued purpose, grace and much laughter.

  • Li-Wright

    OH NO! I hope he had a will. Family is already starting to fight. This is tooooo sad.

  • Li-Wright

    I will only fly wearing compression sox these days.

  • Li-Wright

    I'm going out tomorrow and buy a bunch of compression socks. I'll wear them everyday!

  • Sinny

    This is a fact! One of my best friends just died of a heart attack last Friday. She was only 38 years old and leave behind three kids (the youngest is 5) and a husband. That’s why I started doing the Keto diet and cut out starches, and foods with high carbs and hidden sugars. A lot of things that we thing are good for us, silently contribute to obesity amongst our peers in the black community. We have one life! Might as well be good to ourselves!

  • Sinny

    Just in: Larry King also went into cardiac arrest today. Wtf is going on?!?!???

  • Gamer?? Chick

    You’ve gained your wings now fly high.

  • currvalicious

    Something similar happened to Heavy D. After a long overseas flight.

  • currvalicious

    Luke Perry all over again. I'm still grappling w/his death for some reason. I haven't even began to process Nipsey Hussle's horrific murder. Kim Porter,,,,etc.....it's much too much.

  • currvalicious

    I really can not process all of this high rate of death & illness. Specifically amongst people you least would suspect. We haven't even reached 6 mos into the new year yet! I must unplug.

  • bemetoo

    Baby they already fighting over his money

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    ?nooooooooo!!! I don’t believe u! I’m appalled? It’s the GOAT.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    No I just meant it wasn’t something that I was ever dying to see. But your absolutely right, I just might love it. I doubt in my mind I’ll top Baby Boy?I’m bias a little?????

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Ok. How old are u?

  • Yoni7

    She made a full recovery. She tends to speak with a slight stutter now, but all blessings and praises.