John Hughes, director of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck and his last film Curly Sue, passed away today at the age of 59.
This was confirmed by The Associated Press who confirmed it with a Hughes’ spokesperson.
It has been reported that Hughes suffered a heart attack while taking a walk on his family trip in Manhattan.
He was an Illinois native, who set most of his films in Chicago and had become one of the most iconic directors in the 1980’s.
Besides directing, he also produced a number of films. Those films include of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, National Lampoon’s Vacation and Home Alone.