Director John Singleton dies after suffering stroke

In this Feb. 24, 2008 file photo, director John Singleton arrives at the 80th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from his family, Monday, April 29, 2019. He died Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The family for John Singleton said the Oscar-nominated filmmaker died Monday after he was taken off life support after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago.

“This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s doctors,” read the statement.

The 51-year-old director of “Boyz in the Hood,” ″Poetic Justice” and other films was in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital since he had a stroke on April 17.

John Singleton was nominated for an Oscar for 1991′s “Boyz N the Hood.” His recent projects include the TV series “Snowfall.”