Days before legendary director John Singleton was taken off life support after suffering a massive stroke, his mother and daughter waged a war for control over his money. Last week, Sheila Ward (inset) filed a request asking to become a temporary conservator of her son's estate since he was incapable of making decisions "while he is incapacitated."
But the director's daughter, Cleopatra, disputed the claim, saying her father was not in a coma. The college sophomore claimed Ward was "misrepresenting" the seriousness of her father's condition.
Now Ward, who handled her son's business affairs while he was alive, has produced a signed will and testament, leaving the bulk of his estate worth $35 million to her.
According to TMZ, Ward plans to file the will with the probate court.
On August 26, 2003, Singleton was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his achievements in film. The legendary director posed with his children (L-R) Massai, Justice, Cleo, his mother Sheila Ward, grandmother Audrey Smith and his dad Danny Singleton.
Singleton posed with the oldest of his seven children (L-R) Justice, Hadar, Cleopatra, and Massai in a photo dated April 2006.
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