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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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  • im

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

  • VNY

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

  • annie

    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.

  • sheryl

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

  • lairie

    OMG! How sad!
    I LOVE John Hughes!

  • Catchy

    great 80′s films! R.I.P. so sad… :”(

  • shamrock

    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

  • rip

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

  • vicks

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

  • heather


    Well said.

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

  • kid

    Is this the guy who directed the Home Alone movies?

  • shannon

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

  • Donna

    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

    @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

    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

    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.

  • male

    i love his moviess

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  • boo

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

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

  • feebz

    he was a GENIUS! what a sad day….

  • sweetie

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

  • Erin

    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.

  • oprah

    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. :(

  • Dassie

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

  • sofia

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

  • darrrrrrrr

    R.I.P x x x

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  • katie-elle

    it’s so crazy, everyone’s gut rwaction seems to be “nooo!!” that’s how i fee too : ( *sadness!!!*

  • lisa too

    Such a huge loss. His movies were awsome. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have seen his movies. He made Molly Ringwald an 80′s sweetheart that if you were a girl, you could relate to and if you were a boy, you wanted to date her. It’s just so sad he has died at such a young age. His movies will go on forever though.

  • ********

    My prayers are with his family

  • daisy

    I was so sad to hear this. Hiw movies were wonderful. Rest in peace Mr. Hughes & thanks for the great movies!

  • sass

    his films defined my teenage years. It is such sad news.

  • lovey

    This is so sad. I LOVED ALL his movies, especially sixteen Candles and Weird Science. And he was only 59? so sad.

    RIP JOHN :(

  • Ms. O

    sixteen of my favorite movies…RIP

  • ****

    So when his wife was getting her first period he was already in his thirties. That’s charming.

  • joneblaze

    About 2 weeks ago i praised John Hughes about his style of film making when i reviewed the lacking in charm I love You Beth Cooper.
    He wrote and directed his films about teen angst and love with a style that made you actually care about the characters,because little by little between the humor in his films, particularly in Trains,Planes and Automobiles,he would reveal the inner person to the characters that made them more appealing, and charming.Its so sad,that once again i have to say farewell to part of my childhood this year
    R.I.P Mr Hughes thanks for entertaining me and millions of others

  • suppress your appetite

    @sweetie: I agree