Director John Hughes Dead At 59
August 6, 2009
By Frank James
John Hughes, one of Hollywood's most successful directors, whose movies during the 1980s and 1990s helped to define that era as cultural touchstones, has died at age 59.
Hughes, who directed the "The Breakfast Club;" "Ferris Bueller's Day Off;" "Sixteen Candles", and "Trains, Planes and Automobiles," died of a heart attack during a walk while he visited family in Manhattan, according to reports.