Oscar-nominated director John Singleton is in intensive care after struggling a stroke.
The 51-year-old, recognized for films together with Boyz N The Hood , Shaft and a pair of Quick 2 Livid, grew to become unwell on Wednesday, his household stated.
The filmmaker is “under great medical care”, they stated.
“On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital,” the household assertion stated.
“John is at the moment within the ICU and beneath nice medical care.
“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 and colleagues.”
Singleton has additionally directed episodes of Billions and The Folks v OJ Simpson.
Following information of the stroke, associates and colleagues despatched their finest needs.
Rapper Snoop Dogg shared an image of the pair collectively on Instagram, writing: “Pray 4 my brother.”
Brian Koppelman, the co-creator of Billions, stated working with him had been a “career highlight”.
Chicago Fireplace co-creator Derek Haas stated: “John Singleton is a wonderful human. Get well!”
Actress Nia Lengthy wrote: “Praying hard this morning for my friend @johnsingleton PULL THROUGH BABY.”
LA-born Singleton’s movies usually cope with themes of inner-city violence.
His 1991 movie Boyz N The Hood earned him an Academy Award nomination for finest director, making him the primary African American nominee and the youngest ever.