"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Thursday, August 06, 2009

John Hughes Dead at 59

John Hughes, king of the 1980s teen comedies, passed away today due to a heart attack at the age of 59. He wrote and directed many beloved films that still influence the work of today including The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Beuller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, and Home Alone. There are many stars in Hollywood that owe their career and continued paychecks to his efforts. He leaves a film legacy that few others have achieved in both acclaim and box office bucks. Condolences to his surviving family of a wife, two sons and four grandchildren.

John Hughes
2/18/1950 - 8/6/2009

Click here for a great story about the director and writer that conveys his humanity from the perpective of a fan and pen pal.

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