John Hughes Dead at 59

John Hughes

Director John Hughes passed away today. He suffered a heart attack while taking a morning walk during a trip to New York City to visit family. He was only 59.

Hughes directed such ’80s hit films as “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Sixteen Candles” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” He was a favorite for many here at The Retroist and he will be missed.

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7 thoughts on “John Hughes Dead at 59

  1. What I feel is one of the more under appreciated Hughes movie, Uncle Buck, is going to be one for sure. Love Uncle Buck.
    I would love to watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles, have not seen this movie in who knows how long.
    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles will be the VHS movies for sure.

  2. Doug says:

    Uncle Buck is indeed an underrated film and, honestly, despite the mega success of Home Alone, the best movie Macaulay Culkin ever appeared in. However, my all-time favorite Hughes film is easily Ferris Bueller. That movie makes me laugh every time I see it.

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