Writer, director, Hollywood’s youth impresario of 1980’s, John Hughes died Thursday of heart attack while taking a walk, reports Variety. ‘Breakfast Club’, ‘Sixteen Candles’, ‘Home Alone‘ are few famous hits of John.
After an impressive string of hits, Hughes never won a major show business award, retired from directing films and film making a few years later and lived working on his farm in northern Illinois.
A native of Lansing, Mich., who later moved to suburban Chicago and set much of his work there, Hughes rose from ad writer to comedy writer to silver screen champ with his affectionate and idealized portraits of teens, whether the romantic and sexual insecurity of “Sixteen Candles,” or the J.D. Salinger-esque rebellion against conformity in “The Breakfast Club.”