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Los Angeles To Declare May 21st ‘John Singleton Day’

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Los Angeles To Declare May 21st ‘John Singleton Day’

Los Angeles To Declare May 21 ‘John Singleton Day’

It’s almost been a month since we lost famed director John Singleton at the age of 51 after suffering a stroke. While he’s no longer with us, his legacy still lives on.

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L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson is making sure of that by declaring May 21 “John Singleton Day” in Los Angeles, to honor them legendary filmmaker’s life and legacy, according to the Los Angeles Sentinel.

“There is not enough that can be said about John Singleton and the profound impact he made in his 51 years of life,” said Wesson. “In a time and in an industry where all the odds were stacked against him, John overcame and became the best at his craft. And more than maybe anyone, he opened people’s eyes to a reality and an experience of South Los Angeles that had been overlooked by society. Now in Los Angeles this day is a time to celebrate John and his legacy. It’s far sooner than we should have to, but there is so much to celebrate.”

The announcement is set to take place at a celebration of Singleton’s life at Bovard Auditorium at the University of Southern California on Tuesday where Singleton studied film and graduated from the university’s School of Cinematic Arts in 1990.

Singleton was a versatile director who made a splash with “Boyz n the Hood” and went on to a variety of projects including “2 Fast 2 Furious.” He also directed dramas like “Rosewood,” “Baby Boy,” and remake of “Shaft” starring Samuel L. Jackson.

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