John Hughes died today of a heart attack at the age of 59. I’m truly saddened by this news – there are no words for the enormous impact that he had on me personally, as well as the countless filmmakers and storytellers both big and small that he influenced with his work. Rest in Peace, John. You will be missed.
Update: Amy sent me a link to a blogpost by a woman (then a teenager) named Allison about her friendship via correspondence with John Hughes in the late ’80’s. If you haven’t read it, you should. It’s pretty moving stuff.