Friday, August 07, 2009

RIP, John Hughes

The writer and producer of the quintessential 80s teen movies, John Hughes, died of a heart attack at age 59. Of all of his movies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Breakfast Club were my two favorites.

Here's a sweet story from a blogger who had John Hughes as a pen pal for several years of her childhood.


Maria said...

what a great pen pal story. it gives me insight into why he stopped making movies.

eileen said...

Yeah, it's really cute and nice to hear that someone as famous as Hughes made the effort to befriend an unknown kid. I also love that he called her up a decade later.

Suldog said...


Always sad to lose an artist of any sort. The world needs all it can get.