"Writer/director/producer John Hughes died suddenly today of a heart attack while taking a morning walk during a trip to Manhattan to visit family. He was 59.
Hughes directed the films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, Uncle Buck and Curly Sue.
Born on February 18th, 1950 in Michigan, Hughes in the last decade stepped back from the legacy he created to enjoy time with his family, maintain a functioning farm in northern Illinois and support independent arts.
Hughes is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy, two sons, John and James, and four grandchildren."
This truly saddens me. John Hughes movies are always on my mind whenever I'm writing a screenplay. They are true legends in '80s comedy. This man will truly be missed.
In my opinion, John Hughes had the perfect audience.
As a kid you could go see Home Alone (which he wrote).
As a teen you could go see Ferris Bueller's Day Off (which he wrote and directed).
As an adult you could go see Planes, Trains & Automobiles (which he wrote and directed).
RIP John Hughes. We won't won't won't forget about you!