The movie director, John Hughes, died of a heart attack at the age of 59.
Hughes wrote the first three Home Alone movies, the first 5 Beethoven movies, National Lampoon's Vacation, National Lampoon's European Vacation, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, Uncle Buck, and most recently, the story for Drillbit Taylor, to name a few.
He directed the following:
Curly Sue (1991), Uncle Buck (1989), She's Having a Baby (1988), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Ferris Bueller's Day Off(1986), Weird Science (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Sixteen Candles (1984).
John Hughes was to the 1980s what Judd Apatow is to this decade.