According to his death certificate, director John Singleton died of a stoke.
TMZ reports that the official document lists Singleton’s cause of death as acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and hypertension. The date and time of his death was April 28 at 3:30 p.m., which was a day before his family made the announcement that he had died.
As previously reported, the director died at the age of 51 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being taken off life support. He had reportedly been in a coma following a stroke earlier in the month while he was in the hospital. TMZ reports that he checked himself in after returning from Costa Rica and was experiencing problems with his legs.
Singleton’s family said in a statement last week that they had plans to lay Singleton to rest on Monday, May 6 in a “very small, intimate goodbye for family and very close friends.” The statement also suggested that a larger public memorial service will be held “in a few weeks to celebrate his life.”