Famed director John Singleton will have another, more public, memorial service
that will take place at his alma mater, the University of Southern California in Los Angeles

The service on May 21 will be a celebration of his epic career, which included beloved films like Boyz N The Hood, Poetic Justice, Four Brothers, and Baby Boy, among others, TMZ reports.

Though the memorial will be bigger than his private funeral for family and friends last week, it will not be completely public, TMZ adds.

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Singleton grew up in Los Angeles and went to USC’s film school, graduating in 1990. In a 2016 interview with Vice, Singleton said he had conceived the basis of Boyz n the Hood for his USC application, basing it on his own childhood.

Singleton was laid to rest last Monday at the Angelus Funeral Home in Los Angeles. Actors who had worked with the Oscar winner attended, including Taraji P. Henson, Nia Long, Ludacris, Ice Cube and Tyrese.

Singleton suffered a major stroke on April 17 after checking himself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for leg pain. On April 29, Singleton’s family announced that the director had passed away after being taken off of life support. He was 51.


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