John Singleton Dead at 51

The family of director John Singleton told FOX4 film critic Shawn Edwards early Monday that Singleton has died

Singleton had been in a coma after suffering a major stroke more than a week ago.

Singleton’s family had previously confirmed he suffered a stroke on April 17 but did not elaborate on his condition.

TMZ broke the story … John suffered a stroke at Cedars 12 days ago … this after checking himself into the hospital because of pain in one of his legs.

The “Boyz N the Hood” director has not responded to treatment and his condition is dire … after what his mother Sheila Ward characterized as a major stroke.

In the middle of all of this, there’s a family war over control of John’s estate.  Sheila has asked a judge to appoint her temporary conservator to handle his business affairs, while one of his daughters, Cleopatra, is trying to block the conservatorship, claiming Sheila is trying to fleece the estate and freeze out his 4 children.

Singleton, 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.