Director John Hughes has passed away. According to TMZ, the 59-year old was taking a walk in Manhattan today while visiting his family when he suffered a heart attack.
Hughes’ credits as a writer/producer/director include The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Some Kind of Wonderful and the Vacation and Beethoven movies.
"John Hughes wrote some of the great outsider characters of all time," director Judd Apatow, currently enjoying a Hughes-ian streak of his own, told the Los Angeles Times last year.
He was one of the 80s most successful producers. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, two sons, John and James, and four grandchildren.
Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.