August 6th, 2009
05:34 PM ET
We just confirmed that director and writer John Hughes died. He had a heart attack while walking in New York City today.
All I can think, is "Wow". I strangely owe this man so much. "Sixteen Candles", "The Breakfast Club", "Pretty in Pink", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Genius. I can honestly say Hughes is single-handedly is responsible for most of my personal cultural touchstones and so many sayings woven into my permanent vernacular... "Beuller.. Anyone? ... Beuller?" Hilarity. Still.
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