Director John Hughes Dead at 59

John+Hughes+01We are just getting word now that John Hughes, director of such 80s films as Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Ferris Beuller’s Day off has died of a heart attack during a morning walk today in New York City. He was 59 years old.

Hughes was an icon to many who grew up with the films of the 1980s and 1990s including The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Home Alone, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and many, many more. The story is still developing, and we plan on having more to you as it comes in.

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