The Breakfast Club director John Hughes dies aged 59

The Breakfast Club director John Hughes dies aged 59

Writer, producer and director John Hughes has passed away at the age of 59 after suffering a heart attack.

The Home Alone creator was on a morning stroll in New York  when he collapsed. He was in Manhattan to visit family.

Before making Home Alone - which was named the top grossing film of 1990 - John also directed a number of successful coming-of-age flicks throughout the Eighties, including The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink

After his last film, 1991 comedy Curly Sue, John turned his back on Hollywood to run a farm in Illinois.

The director is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy, two sons, John and James, and four grandchildren.

"I was a fan of both his work and a fan of him as a person," says Macaulay Culkin, who shot to fame with John's Home Alone films.

"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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