The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: these are just a few of the John Hughes films that helped define the the 80s, not to mention our youth. Like so many Americans who watched Hughes’s iconic films over and over (and over) again, we’re shocked and saddened by his sudden death at age 59. Reacting to his passing, stars (Brat Pack members included) have weighed in:
"I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death of John Hughes," Molly Ringwald said in a statement. "He was and will always be such an important part of my life. He will be missed—by me and by everyone that he has touched," she added. "My heart and all my thoughts are with his family now."
Matthew Broderick, a.k.a. Ferris Bueller, also expressed his condolences to the director’s family. "I am truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes," he said in a statement. "He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family."
The Breakfast Club‘s "criminal," Judd Nelson, said, "John always treated me with respect and consideration. He encouraged a real and active collaboration; he was most generous with his insight … My heart breaks for his family … I know many people whose lives were touched by John will be saddened today. I know I am."
And Demi Moore added, "John Hughes’s iconic films gave a powerful voice to a generation. He will be missed but never forgotten!"
We couldn’t agree more.
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