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John Singleton in Coma After Suffering Major Stroke

Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton is in a coma after suffering a major stroke earlier this month. Singleton's status was revealed by his mother, Sheila Ward, who recently applied for temporary conservatorship.

News first broke about Singleton's hospitalization on April 17. Since then, there has been little information released about the director's status. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Singleton was nearing the end of a "lucrative settlement agreement" when he suffered the stroke.

Singleton's mother has applied for temporary conservatorship -- a legal status allowing an individual to oversee the health and finances of another should they be rendered unable to -- in part to help conclude the settlement, noting that Singleton stands to suffer "substantial financial loss" if a conservator is not appointed.

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Singleton made history in 1991 when he received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Director following the release of his film Boyz n the Hood, making him the first black American to be nominated for the honor. Singleton would later go on to direct films like Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Shaft and 2 Fast 2 Furious.

Singleton's latest project is Snowfall, a crime drama series airing on FX that Singleton co-created with Eric Amadio and Dave Andron.

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