John Hughes has died.
Hughes, the man behind such classic movies as National Lampoon’s Vacation, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Planes, Trains and Automobiles, to name but a few, suffered a heart attack while enjoying a morning walk in New York.
Hughes had two sons, both now grown, but his impact was felt across the lives of a whole generation of young people, myself included. I don’t know that a day goes by where I don’t quote something from one of his movies. His art made a mark upon me and my friends and I’m guessing many of you as well. He will be missed.
John Hughes was 59.