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John Hughes Dies Of Heart Attack

John Hughes Dies Of Heart Attack

Director John Hughes died suddenly of a heart attack while taking a morning walk in New York City earlier today (August 6)

The 59-year-old directed many cult classic films such as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Sixteen Candles. He also produced Pretty in Pink.

John is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy, two sons, John and James, and four grandchildren.

Deepest condolences to his family and friends. RIP.

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# 1

This is so sad..I’m going to go and cry now. Part of my childhood, gone forever. :( So totally awful.

# 2

Oh no! R.I.P. Breakfast Club has to be one of the best films ever.

# 3

Oh. My. God. What is with everyone dying?! It’s not fair all of Hollywoods great talent is fading away. I cried when I found out.

# 4

Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! My gosh!!! I’m sad…..

# 5

OMG! How sad!
I LOVE John Hughes!
:-(

# 6

great 80′s films! R.I.P. so sad… :”(

# 7

Wow! This is tragic news and I’m speechless. His films back in the 80′s era were priceless and worth viewing, over and over again. Just had rented Breakfast Club over the weekend and watched it for the 100th time and still love it so. He was a great film maker and will be missed.

Rest in Peace Mr. Hughes!!! xo

# 8

Very sad news, his films were among my favourites. RIP

# 9

“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller. RIP JOHN HUGHES

@vicks:

Well said.

Ferris Bueller was my favorite Hughes film. He will be missed.

Is this the guy who directed the Home Alone movies?

so sad to hear we lost this director so soon :( his movies are some of my all time favorite movies….love him

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! He was still young! I heard he was going to reunite with Molly RIngwald and some of his favorite cast members to make some movie! I LOVED his movies, they are CLASSICS:
- the breakfast club
- pretty in pink
- ferris buhler’s day off
- sixteen candles
- home alone 1 & 2
GOD! I love those movies! RIP john!

Happy_Evil_Dude @ 08/06/2009 at 6:00 pm

@kid: No he didn’t direct them, but he wrote the first two, which were directed by Chris Colombus, who also directed Harry Potter 1 & 2, Mrs Doubtfire, Bicentennial Man, Rent, Stepmom, Nine Months, I Love You Beth Cooper,….

anonymous @ 08/06/2009 at 6:02 pm

That is so unexpected I loved all his movies he directed and so so sorry to hear he died. Here’s hoping the best for his wife and kids at this sad time.

Michelle Depp @ 08/06/2009 at 6:06 pm

OMG! I loved all of his movies, I grew up watching them. Everyone of his films is timeless, funny, and endearing to generation x…RIP, John.

omg!!
i love his moviess
RIP

That is very, very sad. His movies were a huge part of my life.

My condolences to his family. He was way too young.

he was a GENIUS! what a sad day….

Very sad. :-( His movies were classics.
He will be missed.

Loved all his work. As an 80s teen, he spoke for us. Every generation grows up faster than the previous one unfortunately. I feel like the 80s was the last time a kid could be a kid. RIP John.

Oh God, this is still just as sad after reading it for the eighth time, RIP John Hughes, may you feel some kind of wonderful in Heaven. :(

R.I.P…..I feel like so many well-known people are passing away lately, it is very depressing!!

RIP John Hughes! Your films were – and still are – a big part of my life!

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