Death of John Hughes

February 18, 1950 - August 6, 2009
New York, New York | Age 59

'80s teen flick director dies in NYC
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By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

NEW YORK — The actors made famous by writer-director John Hughes are extolling his talents after his death, calling him influential and "one of the giants" for capturing the youth market in the 1980s and '90s with such favorites as "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Home Alone."

Hughes died of a heart attack during a Thursday morning walk in Manhattan, spokeswoman Michelle Bega said. The 59-year-old was in New York to...

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