RIP John Hughes

John Hughes, writer/director/producer extraordinaire and the genius behind such Chicago-based classics as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Weird Science, died today. He was 59.

By Claire McNear

John Hughes, writer/director/producer extraordinaire and the genius behind such Chicago-based classics as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Weird Science, died today. He was 59.