I was saddened to hear that the ‘voice of 80s teen movie angst’ has died of a heart attack at the age of 59 in New York. In my opinion he crafted a career for himself as one of the most assured and talented directors of the eighties with classic movie after classic movie. Just thinking this was the man that gave us all these movies: The Breakfast Club, Ferris Buellar’s Day Off, Wierd Science, Planes, Trains and Automobiles amongst others – he was definitely one of the best comedy and drama directors of the time and will be fondly remembered by many.
Actress Molly Ringwald had this to say on hearing the news:
“I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death of John Hughes,” said the former teen star, who starred in the “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink” and “The Breakfast Club,” in a statement to People Magazine. “He was and will always be such an important part of my life.”
“He will be missed — by me and by everyone that he has touched,” she added. “My heart and all my thoughts are with his family now.”
18/02/1950 – 06/08/2009