John Hughes’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 18, 1950

Death Date

August 6, 2009

Age of Death

59 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack



The director John Hughes died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Writer and director of some of the most successful films of the 1980s and 1990s, including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Home Alone.

He married Nancy Ludwig in 1970 and they had two sons, writer and producer James Hughes and musician John Hughes.



“My generation had to be taken seriously because we were stopping things and burning things. We were able to initiate change, because we had such vast numbers. We were part of the baby boom, and when we moved, everything moved with us.” (John Hughes)


“People forget that when you’re 16, you’re probably more serious than you’ll ever be again. You think seriously about the big questions.” (John Hughes)


“My heroes were Dylan, John Lennon and Picasso, because they each moved their particular medium forward, and when they got to the point where they were comfortable, they always moved on.” (John Hughes)


“I don’t consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue – I seldom leave the country.” (John Hughes)


“At the time I came along, Hollywood’s idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!” (John Hughes)