Jeez, I leave for 10 minutes to walk the dog (masturbate) and I come back and now John Hughes is dead? What the hell.
The 59-year-old was taking a morning walk in New York when he went into cardiac arrest, according to Michelle Bega. He was in Manhattan visiting his family. [BBC]
John Hughes was the man responsible for:
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
- Uncle Buck
- Planes, Trains & Automobiles
- The Breakfast Club
- Weird Science
- Sixteen Candles
…among other things. I’d venture to guess I’ve seen Ferris Bueller roughly 600 times, and spent much of my childhood trying to be that cool. I often wake up thanking God I had Ferris Bueller (a hero of a high school movie who was witty and popular, imagine that!) to emulate and not… who the hell do kids even idolize these days? Zac Efron? Shia LaBeouf? Stifler? I don’t even know. Bottom line, he will be missed. Death is a cruel bastard who never takes the ones who deserve it, like Danny Masterson.