(CNN)Director John Singleton is in a coma after suffering a major stroke more than a week ago, according to court documents filed by the filmmaker’s mother in which she seeks conservatorship.
The documents, obtained by CNN, were filed Thursday on behalf of Singleton’s mother, Shelia Ward. They state that Singleton is “currently hospitalized in a coma and is unable to provide for his personal needs” or “manage his financial resources.” A representative for Singleton did not immediately return CNN’s request for comment.Singleton’s family had previously confirmed he suffered a stroke on April 17 but did not elaborate on his condition.The court filing states at the time of his stroke, Singleton was “engaged in several business projects” and was about to sign “a lucrative settlement agreement.”Read MoreSingleton, 51, who was the first black filmmaker nominated for the best director Oscar award, is known for films like “Boyz n the Hood” and “Poetic Justice.” A show he co-created for the FX Network, “Snowfall,” was renewed last year for a third season.Singleton’s peers and colleagues have expressed their affection.
Lifting my highest thoughts + prayers of intercession for John Singleton. His films helped form me. His kindness lifted me up. I remember him coming to the premiere of my indie years ago. Showing love/support for a fellow black director from LA. He is a lovely man. Pray with me. pic.twitter.com/oHCSZBCilx
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 25, 2019 “Showing love/support for a fellow black director from LA,” Ava DuVernay wrote in a tweet. “He is a lovely man. Pray with me.”