Jordan Peele, Regina King and more react to John Singleton tragedy

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At the time of his stroke, the 51-year-old Singleton was working on a variety of projects, some that have implications for his estate, which court documents show is worth $1.4 million. But a representative for Singleton said those reports were inaccurate and that Singleton remained on life support.

Singleton's family announced earlier Monday that they had made the "agonizing decision" to remove him from life support.

The Los Angeles native and Oscar-nominated director of 1991's "Boyz n the Hood" was hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke Wednesday.

Ward argues that she is the best person to handle those affairs and execute the agreement on Singleton's behalf, while he's in a coma.

More recently his show "Snowfall", of which he co-created, had been renewed by FX for the third season.

Our thoughts are with John's loved ones at this hard time.

John Singleton attending the Annual Academy Awards this year.

"John is still on life support".

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Singleton received Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director for "Boyz n the Hood", the first black filmmaker to be so recognized.

Before his death, Singleton checked himself into a hospital after he began experiencing weakness in his legs, according to TMZ.

In 1993 he directed Poetic Justice and followed it up with Higher Learning, Baby Boy and Shaft starring Samuel L. Jackson.

An inner-city, coming-of-age story set against a backdrop of gang violence in Singleton's hometown of Los Angeles, the debut feature earned critical accolades and was eventually added by the U.S. National Film Preservation Board to the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

He will be survived by his mother, Sheila, his father, Danny and his six children.

This Feb. 9, 1997 file photo shows film director John Singleton posing in NY to promote his film "Rosewood".

The writer and director had long struggled with hypertension (high blood pressure), and in the statement, his family also urged everyone to watch for and recognize the symptoms of this condition by consulting Heart.org.

Shonda Rhimes, the Rev. Al Sharpton and fellow director Ava DuVernay were among those offering prayers on Twitter.

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