Following the death of American movie director, John Singleton, who died on Monday at the age of 51, his family is reportedly set to battle for control of his $35 million 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 who is his longtime business manager fears Sheila will make it impossible for her and others in the family to access what they believe they are rightfully entitled to financially.
It was also reported that it was the reason 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 is suggesting John’s son, Maasai or his father, Danny be appointed conservators instead of Sheila because she doesn’t trust her grandmother.
The ‘Boyz n the Hood’ 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.