Film Director John Hughes is Dead at Age 59
John Hughes (1950-2009)
His credits as writer, producer and/or director include including National Lampoon's Vacation, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Hughes was a native of Lansing, Michigan, and many of his films were set in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, Illinois.
Hughes died of a heart attack on August 6, 2009.