John Singleton
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John Singleton's official send off planned at USC Alma Mater

ANI | Updated: May 13, 2019 18:11 IST

Washington D.C [U.S.A], May 13 (ANI): Director John Singleton, who died on April 28, will get one last official send-off from his fans, friends and family at his graduation college.
According to TMZ, the late famed director will have a big memorial celebration at USC on May 21 from 11-2 PM. The complete details are yet to be known, but things are still being worked out regarding celebrities who might turn up to speak or perform during the occasion. There are several prominent personalities who have already RSVP'd that they'll be there.
A private funeral and celebration of life were held last week for John's closest friends and loved ones like Ludacris, Ice Cube, Tyrese, Maxine Waters, Ving Rhames and Jim Brown but, the USC event will be much larger, as reported by TMZ.
The website was told that it's not going to be a total free-for-all for the public and it won't be super small like the funeral, but a few thousand invites will go out.
The memorial will showcase Singleton's past work and pay homage to his life and career.
Singleton died on April 28 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. after being taken off life support following a massive stroke on April 17. The 'Boyz n the Hood' director had been in a coma in ICU since then. He passed away at the age of 51.
A two-time Academy Award nominee, Singleton is considered to be a pioneer in the history of Black cinema.
At 24, he was the youngest-ever person as well as the first African-American to be nominated for Best Director at the Oscars.
The 51-year-old's recent projects included a show 'Snowfall' he co-created with the FX Network, which was renewed last year for the third season. (ANI)