When John Singleton passed away in April at 51, it sounded like the cause of death was pretty cut and dry. John had checked into the hospital after suffering from a stroke during a flight from Costa Rica to Los Angeles. Then it was revealed he was put into a medically-induced coma, and not long after, he died. During all of that, his family was reportedly fighting with each other over his estate while he was on life support. There’s still some family drama, but this time it involves several people coming together to hire a private investigator who can help them figure out how the events unfolded as they did.
Sources tell TMZ that a few of the mothers of his seven children are suspicious about the hours leading up to his hospitalization on April 17th, 2019. According to the sources, nobody knows how John got from the airport to the hospital that day. He didn’t drive himself, and no family or friends are claiming responsibility. There are no Uber or Lyft receipts showing he used a car service. Hospital staff reportedly told family members that John just sort of showed up at Cedars-Sinai in a wheelchair, and that he was “pretty out of it.”
The mothers of John’s children want to know what happened before he got to the hospital, and who brought him there, which leads us to the private investigator. They also want to know who John had been communicating with, and whether that person or persons knew something was wrong and didn’t act fast enough to help him.
That’s not to say this private investigator situation has replaced the drama surrounding John’s estate. TMZ says that his mother, Shelia Ward, recently filed legal documents requesting complete control over his estate, because she alleges that someone close to John has taken items from his locked office. Shelia is worried that valuable property is at risk for theft, so she wants to be in charge of all of that.
TMZ doesn’t say whether this P.I. has any leads on John’s trip to the hospital, but surely it can’t be too hard to figure it all out. It’s 2019, and almost everything is done digitally now, which means lots of evidence. Also, I’m sure Cedars-Sinai has a Nest cam or something attached to the triage doors of their ER, and they’ll be more than happy to provide the footage. I think it’s important that the private investigator go back to the plane. John was complaining of leg issues during the 6-hour flight, which then brought him to the hospital. It would be great if they have time to point a finger at an airline. Any airline, really. I just want to hear a professional say the words, “You’re guilty…of making these planes too damn cramped. This leg room is a joke.”