Movie director, John Hughes, passed away on Thursday from a heart attack. He wrote and directed such teen classics as "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles." He also wrote and produced "Home Alone" which was one of the top grossing comedies of all time.
Hughes is from my hometown of Northbrook, IL and was an alum of my high school, Glenbrook North. My freshman year he filmed "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" at our school and I remember them filming the scene when Matthew Broderick picked up Mia Sara from school while pretending to be her father. It was very cool to watch as a young teenager.
His films were upbeat and fun, and many were the favorites from my youth. Rest in peace, John Hughes.