August 12, 2019
Still mourning the death of John Singleton, the famed director’s mother Shelia Ward and ex Tosha Riea have spoken out, sharing that more could have been done to save his life.
Riea, the mother of two of Singleton’s children took to Instagram sharing screenshots of a Facebook post from Ward.
Though Ward did not explicitly name anyone in her message, Riea accused Rayvon Jones of withholding medical attention and eventually abandoning him.
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I get asked all the time how I am doing with John’s death. I say that I’m ok, but the truth is I’m not ok. I’ve been living with the heavy burden that John should be alive today, but he was intentionally denied the medical attention he needed. Out of respect for his mother I’ve stayed silent. When John had his stroke his ‘fiancee’ (sans ring) withheld medical attention from him. For more than 24 hours, she watched him foam at the mouth from a stroke and later bleed from an aneurysm. Not once did she call 911 or attempt to take him to the hospital even as he gasped Doctor in pain. She was so upset that their relationship had ended. By the time she had the sense to take him to the hospital, with the help of his ‘cousin’, he was too far gone. To make matters worse, she dropped him off at the hospital, abandoned him, and hopped on a flight to Houston. A man that was loved and admired by many was dropped off anonymously like he was a John Doe. A man who didn’t like being alone. I can’t help but to think he felt abandoned and alone during his last conscious moments. No one was notified about his health or whereabouts. The production offices of @snowfallfx had to call hospitals to find him, because John was absent from work that day. That’s how my daughter found out her father was in critical condition. What’s more appalling , she’s bragged about this to several people. Cockily saying “He went to Costa Rica without me” or “I had the baby with me, what was I supposed to do.” It’s been hard having to go to events for John only to see the face of the woman who withheld medical attention from him. It’s been hard to stay classy, as that same woman who lived in John’s house for one year , harass and change the locks on a house my daughter has lived in for 24 years, and rightfully inherited. It’s been hard to stay on the sidelines and watch my daughter be threatened by her and her minions. It’s been hard watching young siblings that were once close have their relationship disintegrate because of her manipulation. It’s been hard watching her malign John’s mother. But most of all It’s been hard feeling deep in my soul that John isn’t resting in peace. #johnsingleton
Using her caption to summarize Ward’s message, the talent manager stated that Jones failed to call for medical help despite his failing health.
“For more than 24 hours, she watched him foam at the mouth from a stroke and later bleed from an aneurysm.”
She went on to say that Jones dropped him off at the hospital anonymously and headed out of town.
“She dropped him off at the hospital, abandoned him, and hopped on a flight to Houston. A man that was loved and admired by many was dropped off anonymously like he was a John Doe.”
Jones has responded, denying these allegations. She told TMZ that she never saw the 51-year-old regurgitate blood and that she didn’t call for an ambulance because the father of seven thought he was ill from food poisoning.
Jones was Singleton’s girlfriend at the time of his death and is the mother to his youngest child, Seven.
Though Ward says she remains upset at the loss of her son, she ended her message saying she has chosen not to put the blame on anyone.
“Don’t blame them I [feel] so sorry for them because they must live with that. “
Earlier this year we reported that The Snowfall creator had fallen into a coma after suffering a stroke. He remained in this state for almost two weeks before his family decided to remove him from life support.
Following Singleton’s death, DL Hughley reflected on his life and legacy during his self titled late-night show.
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