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Writer/director/producer John Hughes dead at 59

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John Hughes 1950-2009    Photo:  Los Angeles Times

A nice tribute in photos and prose to filmmaker John Hughes on the Los Angeles Times website today. Hughes reportedly died of a heart attack while taking a morning walk in New York City yesterday. Hughes gained fame for creating poignant films about those awkward but all important teenage years, like “Sixteen Candles” (1984), “The Breakfast Club” (1985), “Pretty in Pink” (1986). and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986).

Also, the prolific Hughes wrote the mega-hit, “Home Alone” (1990) and two sequels, along with a number of other films including “101 Dalmatians” (1996) and “Flubber” (1997).  Hughes was only 59 when he died.

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