Film writer, producer and director John Hughes passed away today in New York City at the age of 59. He is reported to have had a heart attack.
Some of his credits include National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Pretty in Pink, Uncle Buck, Mr. Mom, Weird Science and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
My childhood and young adult life is filled with memories of his films. I am sure people of my generation will find this news deeply depressing.