Director John Singleton Will Be Taken Off Life Support

The director's rep released a statement explaining the family's decision.

John Singleton is going to be taken off life support.

On Monday, the acclaimed director's rep released a statement announcing the somber news and how his family arrived at the decision.

"It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today," the statement read. "This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John's doctors."

On April 17, the 51-year-old was rushed to the hospital following a major stroke. ET received a statement from his family that revealed the Boyz n the Hood director was placed in the ICU.

However, within days, ET learned that Singleton was in a coma. His family began the process of establishing a conservatorship for him.

According to legal documents obtained by ET, Singleton's mother, Shelia Ward, is asking a judge to appoint her temporary conservator because her son is "unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter." Singleton did not have any medical directives. 

Ward shares in the docs that, at the time Singleton suffered the stroke, he was in the middle of several business projects and was preparing to sign a lucrative settlement agreement later this month. She asked to handle those affairs and execute the settlement agreement.

Following his initial hospitalization, fans, friends and collaborators shared their love and support for Singleton on social media. The likes of Snoop Dogg, Omar Epps, Nia Long and Neil deGrasse Tyson offered the director their thoughts and prayers.