‘Breakfast Club’ Director John Hughes Dies

ET can confirm that John Hughes, the famed writer/director behind such films as 'Sixteen Candles,' 'The Breakfast Club,' and 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' has died. He was 59.

Hughes passed away suddenly while taking a morning walk during a trip to Manhattan to visit family.

The Michigan native started out as an advertising copywriter in Chicago before launching his film career. Some of his other notable directing credits include 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' and 'Weird Science,' and he wrote 'Home Alone.'

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