DOWNEY (CBS) — Lead singer of Metallica James Hetfield was inducted into the Downey High School Hall of Fame Friday morning.READ MORE: Multi-Vehicle Crash In Irwindale Closes Multiple Lanes On 605 Freeway
He was recognized as a distinguished honoree for his impact on society.READ MORE: Grundstrom Lifts Kings To 3-2 Win Over Devils
Hetfield attended Downey High in the 70’s. He left school after his mother passed away after he completed his sophomore year.
He was presented a certificate and plaque by the Mayor of Downey.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Site Set To Open In Beverly Hills Sunday Evening
Past honorees include Karen & Richard Carpenter and KCAL9’s Suzanne Marques.