RIP: Director John Hughes Dead At 59


BBC: The US film director John Hughes, who created some of the most famous comedies of the 1980s and 1990s, has died at the age of 59. The director died after a heart attack in New York, his spokeswoman said. Mr Hughes was the director of such successful films as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. He was also a leading script writer, penning films such as Pretty in Pink and Home Alone. The spokeswoman, Michelle Bega, told Associated Press that Mr Hughes had been in Manhattan on a family visit and died after suffering the heart attack during a morning walk. Mr Hughes lived in Illinois, with many of his films set in and around Chicago. MORE

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