RIP: John Hughes (writer,director)

Movie News | Aug 6th, 2009

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John Hughes, writer & director of some of the best comedies in the 80s and 90s has passed away at the age of 59. Hughes died of a heart attack in Manhattan while going for a walk. John Hughes has directed such movies like Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Of, Weird Science, Sixteen Candles and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Some of the movies he’s written include: National Lampoon’s Vacation movies, Pretty in Pink, Home Alone, The Great Outdoors, Mr Mom, Dutch and lots of other films. His writing and directing talents will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace “Honky Lips!”

NEW YORK – 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.



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