It’s another death that will hit close to home for many… writer/director/producer John Hughes has reportedly passed away due to a heart attack today. According to TMZ, he was taking a morning walk in NYC where he was visiting family when he collapsed. He was just 59 years old.
For anyone who grew up in the ’80s, John Hughes has undeniably left an impression on them in some way, having directed such teen classics as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, in addition to two of my favourite comedies of all time, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. In recent years he had mainly taken a background role by sticking to writing and producing. Are you a John Hughes fan? What is your favourite John Hughes movie?