John Singleton's publicist said Monday the famed filmmaker is on life support after suffering a stroke 12 days ago.

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A spokeswoman clarified the "Boyz n the Hood" director's medical condition after some media outlets reported Singleton had died at age 51.

"John is still on life support," the representative told The Los Angeles Times. "That reporting is inaccurate."

The Hollywood Reporter said Singleton's mother Sheila Ward recently applied for temporary conservatorship on Singleton's behalf because he suffered a major stroke April 17.

TMZ reported Monday that Singleton remains non-responsive in a medically induced coma at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Singleton reportedly suffered the stroke at the hospital where he went after experiencing leg weakness on a long flight.

Singleton's other credits include the films "Abduction," "Poetic Justice," "Higher Learning," "2 Fast 2 Furious" and "Shaft" as well as the TV series "Snowfall."

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