Update: John Singleton has died at 51.
“We are sad to relay that John Singleton has died. John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends. We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time."
John Singleton became the first ever African-American director to be nominated for an Oscar right after the debut of his hit film "Boyz in the Hood which was released in 1991.
The 51-year-old director had complained about pain in his legs during a run in Costa Rica a few days earlier. According to a report, Singleton is in a medically induced coma and is not responding to treatment. Doctors are saying that he is not showing any signs of improvement.
Some publications had already pulled the trigger and said that he is dead. Those statements are not true.
According to Singleton's family, "We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends, family and colleagues."
Some of Singleton's films include: Poetic Justice, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers, Hustle and Flow, Beverly Hills Cop III, 8 Mile and many, many more!