Uncut’s John Hughes Obituary 1950 – 2009

The Breakfast Club director has died suddenly

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US film director John Hughes has died of a heart attack at the age of 59 today (August 6).

Famous for making cult comedies and coming-of-age movies such as The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty In Pink and Weird Science – Hughes retired from the film industry in 1994.

However, he continued to write screenplays for films such as Flubber and Maid in Manhattan under the pseudonym of Edmond Dantes.


Hughes’ death reportedly happened whilst walking in New York, where he was visiting relatives.

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Revisit clips from classic John Hughes films below:


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

16 Candles

Pretty In Pink

The Breakfast Club

Weird Science



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