Legendary 80s and 90s films director John Hughes passed away today at the age of 59. Hughes suffered a heart attack today while taking a stroll in Manhattan, New York City, where he was visiting family.
Hughes was the director of several immensely popular and successful films, such as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “The Breakfast Club,” and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” He was also a leading scriptwriter, penning films such as “Pretty in Pink” and “Home Alone.” Hughes was known for showing his typically young protagonists in a far more profound, witty light.
“Many filmmakers portray teenagers as immoral and ignorant, with pursuits that are pretty base. They seem to think that teenagers aren’t very bright. But I haven’t found that to be the case. I listen to kids. I respect them. I don’t discount anything they have to say just because they’re only 16 years old.”
You’ll be missed, Hughes. You’ll be missed.
[Source: BBC News]