Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton dies aged 51 following stroke

John Singleton, the Oscar-nominated director of Boyz N The Hood, has died aged 51, his family has confirmed.

The American filmmaker was taken off life support earlier on Monday, almost two weeks after suffering a stroke.

In a statement, his family said it was an “agonising decision, one that our family made over a number of days with the careful counsel of John’s doctors”.

Reports on Monday morning claimed Singleton had died, but a representative had said those reports were inaccurate and that he remained on life support.

The director, producer and actor worked on a host of film and TV projects throughout his career, but was best known for Boyz N The Hood.