ubiquitous_a (ubiquitous_a) wrote in ontd_political,

Well, that sucks.

John Hughes

Director John Hughes dies at 59

Associated Press
2:08 PM PDT, August 6, 2009
A spokeswoman for John Hughes says the director of 1980s coming-of-age films like "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" has died in Manhattan.

Michelle Bega says the 59-year-old Hughes died of a heart attack during a morning walk. He was in Manhattan to visit family.

He made a teen star of Molly Ringwald with 1984's "Sixteen Candles" about a girl's nightmarish birthday on the eve of her sister's wedding.

Ringwald also starred in "The Breakfast Club," about a group of high school misfits during Saturday detention, and "Pretty in Pink."

Hughes also directed "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and wrote "Home Alone." He lived in Illinois and set many of his films in the Chicago area.


Brat Pack Leader John Hughes Dead At 59

6 August 2009 3:16 PM, PDT | From wenn.com | See recent WENN news
Brat Pack director John Hughes has died after suffering a heart attack.
The man behind hit films like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Pretty in Pink was 59 when he collapsed and died while walking in Manhattan, New York on Thursday.
The father of two stepped away from the limelight in the 1990s to run a farm in his native Illinois.
His last film as a director was Curly Sue in 1991 but he penned the screenplays for 2008's Drillbit Taylor, and Jennifer Lopez's Maid In Manhattan in 2002.
Hughes was also the man behind the Home Alone and Beethoven film franchises.

I think pretty much anyone between the ages of 35 and 45 grew up with John Hughes films as a big part of our teenager-hood.

In addition to those mentioned above, he also did: Mr. Mom, Vacation, Weird Science, Some Kind of Wonderful, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Christmas Vacation (a personal holiday favorite), and She's Having a Baby.

Just....damn. :(
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