Breakfast Club Director John Hughes Dies at 59
Published Aug 06, 2009John Hughes, the director behind such '80s classics as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, has died. Hughes suffered a heart attack and could not be revived, various media outlets report. He was 59.
According to TMZ, the filmmaker had the heart attack while taking a morning walk during a trip to New York City to visit his family. At this point, few other details have been revealed.
While Hughes last directed a film in 1991, Curly Sue, he went on to work as a writer, in more recent years on such films as Maid in Manhattan, Just Visiting and, most recently, the 2008 comedy Drillbit Taylor.