Los Angeles has officially declared May 21 "John Singleton Day."
The announcement was made by L.A. City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. during a celebration of Singleton's life at USC.
“There is not enough that can be said about John Singleton and the profound impact he made in his 51 years of life,” Wesson said in a press release. “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.”
Singleton passed away on April 28 after suffering a stroke.