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Following the death of John Singleton on Monday at age 51 comes word that his family is set to battle for control of his estate.

Sources connected with the Singleton family tell TMZ that John’s mother, Shelia Ward, is not only up against John’s daughter, Cleopatra, but also his estranged father and girlfriend, the mother of his 1-year-old son.

Last week, Cleopatra filed a motion seeking to block her grandmother’s proposed conservatorship. She claims Ward wants to liquidate all of John’s assets and freeze out his 7 children, the report states.

Singleton’s estate is allegedly worth $35 million and Cleopatra fears Sheila will make it impossible for her and others in the family to access what they believe they are rightfully entitled to financially.

John’s mother is his longtime business manager, thus the reason why she filed for the conservatorship after he reportedly fell into a coma last week. But Ward denies plotting to cut her son’s children from his estate.

Cleopatra, meanwhile, doesn’t trust her grandmother and she’s suggesting John’s son, Maasai or his father, Danny be appointed conservators instead of Sheila.

The acclaimed director, who was the first Black male to receive an Oscar nomination, suffered a stroke after experiencing weakness in his legs, and was admitted to the hospital on April 17. He was taken off life support Monday and died a few hours later.

His family issued a statement, saying: “We are sad to relay that John Singleton has died. John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends. We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time.” — The Singleton Family.

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14 thoughts on “John Singleton’s Daughter, Mother, Father And Girlfriend Set To Battle Over His Estate

  1. Us black folks never think we will never died. Churches needs to start preaching about death and what you need to do for you and your family when you leave this earth eternally. Make a dam will Negros

  2. Kelli on said:

    Actually the sad part is that Attorneys’ fees will end up getting a lot of the money. Shaking my head hard as to why a lot of wealthy people don’t have their houses in order when it comes to finances. I’m not sure but word is neither Prince nor Aretha had their finances in order so Attorneys are making bank off of their estates

    • African American Woman on said:

      My estate is not worth nearly as much but my kids are more than welcome to share my best of Motown artists collection.

  3. Glad I never had to make that type of decision however I do know a young lady who recovered after her family was told there was no brain activity. People kill me with WHAT QUALITY OF LIFE WILL THEY HAVE? Well I told my family to keep me on as long as possible and I have already decided that as long as I am not a total vegetable I want to live period. Maybe John told his family the opposite we don’t know. Now they are fighting over his estate, hopefully they will find a will if not the attorneys will get a big chunk of his estate. Praying for all.

  4. African American Woman on said:

    Damn the man ain’t even cold yet. You want to see someone’s true spirit? Put some money in front of them.

  5. Sadly, this type of non-sensical drama and stress may have resulted in his ill-health, fatique, lack of sleep and rest. I noticed t dark circles around his eyes indicating a lack of rest, sleep and peace. I, too, believe he could have been left on life-support longer as family dealt with their issues and unified as one. Please be aware of the stress that you may be placing on loved ones. Stop the dumb stuff and drama before it is too late. Now Singleton can RIP.

  6. Linda Williams on said:

    Its a tough call when you are faced with such a decision. Your loved one is no longer alive and the machine is keeping them alive. Until you are faced with such a decision you cannot understand unless you have walked in those shoes,I HAVE

  7. It is beyond SAD that this mess, fighting over money has to be played out publicly in the news once again. And I can’t help but feel that they didn’t have to pull the plug so soon! He was only 51, and think of all the people who suffered strokes and were in comas but eventually came out. The survivors may no longer function at 100%, but many can continue to live productive lives afterward. I will always feel that the family (his mother) took him off life support way too soon.

    • Pearl Dunn on said:

      I agree with you also. God is the one who hold our lives in his hand. He will come when he’s ready.

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