Writer-director John Hughes passed away Thursday after suffering a heart attack.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Iconic writer-director John Hughes was mourned by several of the actors who shot to stardom after appearing in his films, following his death Thursday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the 59 year-old director passed away Thursday after suffering a heart attack while in New York. Several actors have recently commented on Hughes’ significant influence on their careers as well as the filmmaking industry as a whole.
Hughes is well known for timeless movie hits such as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “The Breakfast Club,” and “Home Alone.” Molly Ringwald, who starred in several popular Hughes’ films, is quoted by the AP as releasing the statement, “He will be missed — by me and by everyone that he has touched… My heart and all my thoughts are with his family now.”
Macaulay Culkin of “Home Alone” fame is also quoted in the report as stating of Hughes, “I was a fan of both his work and a fan of him as a person… The world has lost not only a quintessential filmmaker whose influence will be felt for generations, but a great and decent man.”
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