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December 03, 2013
P.s.s

Long live Chet !!!!
December 03, 2013
Wow...where do I start. John, you are responsible for so many wonderful childhood memories. As I grew up I learned how terrible things are in this world, but your work shielded my childhood from such things- for that I am so grateful beyond words. I grieve your absence ... I feel close to you. God Bless you and thank you for: weird science, breakfast club, and sixteen candles.
November 27, 2013
To John Hughes,
You did a wonderful job directing the movies Home Alone Part 2 lost in New York, Sixteen Candles, Etc. My prayers go to you, and your family. Lisa Weiner
May 06, 2013
I must say that you are my favorite film writer/director. I learned quite a bit by watching your films. I have many wonderful memories watching your movies. God bless you and your family. You are missed Mr. Hughes. Rest in Peace.
April 17, 2013
I never realized how talented you were an how many movies you wrote. I today just watched 16 candles your movies never get old. The world has lost a true talent, your movies will live forever an effect all generations to come. You made the world a better place may god bless you an keep you safe.
January 16, 2013
John,

Your movies are something special, they stand the test of time. You got me through high school... When I didn't go to prom and spent the night watching your films specifically "Pretty in Pink" you were there for me. Now that I am the mother of 2 little girls I cannot wait for the day I can introduce your wonderful films to them.
Thank you!!!!!!!
December 30, 2012
As I sit here and watch Breakfast Club, remembering the first time I ever saw it-- just eleven years old, all by myself in a very dark farmhouse, way after midnight, the kids all asleep-- I think of the ways you touched my life. The ways you shaped me.

Thank you for being the man you were... thank you for everything. For giving me someone to identify with. For trying to teach me, regardless how hard it was to see, that high school was always going to be a drag for everyone. (;

Much love, Mr. Hughes. Much love.
August 06, 2012
Todsy is your third anniversary when our lord called you home.We will always
remember the boy door..giving us great memories of our teen years through all of your
movies.
Please watch over your loving
family..
God bless you John . You are always in our prayers.
August 06, 2012
Todsy is your third anniversary when our lord called you home.We will always
remember the boy door..giving us great memories of our teen years through all of your movies.
Please watch over your loving
family..
God bless you John . Your always in our prayers.
February 06, 2012
Thank you so much for all of your work. I get so emotional everytime I watch any of your films. Thanks for the tears, the laughs, and having your movies to watch all throughout the years growing up. Words cannot express how beautiful your films are. Only some of the very best ever made. Thank you for that.
January 23, 2012
you made me laugh you made me smile. made thru the 1980s with a better outlook on life because of you i will miss you and your films
December 08, 2011
Just watched Clark Griswold get through another Christmas. Thanks, John, for getting us to see the Griswold in all of us.
November 22, 2011
This is a tribute and a thanks for a type of healing connected to Home Alone,
I have anxiety disorder and at different times have panic episodes. This year, I got Home Alone recorded on my DVR and when my dog passed in 2009 I just couldn't take it. Over the summer, I guess I started watching Home Alone once a week! Now in November, I have found that watching the movie, especially the scene inside the church with music, stops the panic and lowers my heart rate! Whatever it is, I am grateful, something is there maybe it is John's love or spirit?? Thanks John for making all these movies, they are solace to the heart and mind for me.
August 18, 2011
you are missed beyond belief.i loved all your movies. the movie industry has lost a genius.i was shocked to hear of your passing and i still cant believe you are gone.god bless you and i hope you knew how much your fans loved you.
August 06, 2011
Today is your second anniversary when our Lord called you home. May you watch over your family & know you are truly missed .We take this time for thanking you for opening up our hearts to relive our teenage dreams through your many films..God Bless you John ..
May 31, 2011
I just wanted to say how wonderful your movies are.. i always had a sense of elevation after i watched them because they are not just movies..they are small pieces of our lives that you skilfully put together and presented by you as a fairytale of humble but yet immense emotional proportions ...your passing away was sad but your movies will live to describe your true character since through them we discovered new wonderful people and learned that small things are the most important ..so farewell and r.i.p.
May 25, 2011
John,
I am a nobody but have one big thing in common with you,I know and feel every movie that your were involved with. I only dream that I could have been able to meet the skillful man behind the movies that make me live life. I grew ups similar always my myself. I truly miss your film expression and hope you know how ICONIC, RESPECTED, LEGENDARY, and just missed you are!!!

Nate Allen Small town Kentucky guy...
May 23, 2011
I grew up loving so many of his movies. You are missed. no one has come after you too compare.
May 06, 2011
just remembering how you made so much sense with a sense of humor and wishing you were still here to help make movies like the ones that helped me grow up and become ME...Miss your work and appreciate the mark you left on the industry.
Ann Marie Jyono Doc. film 2006 Deliver Us from Evil. U helped me make decisions about real problems and u dont even know me.
March 21, 2011
You were the biggest idol to this chicago filmmaker! May your films live on forever and inspire other filmmakers like myself. you spoke to the teens of chicago with heart, and honesty! RIP
March 18, 2011
Thank you for the 1980's. Thank you for being the only adult who understood us.
March 11, 2011
John, I just want to say how important your films of the 1980's were to me. When I saw them, it told me it was ok to be me. That I didn't have to be someone else. Your films had a great impact on me as a teenager. God Bless you.
February 06, 2011
Dear John, thank you for helping me understand that it was okay to be me. Your movies and the music in them helped me through the changes of growing up. I miss your movies, your writing and I speak for many who say they wish you were still here with us. No one understands the mind of a teen like you did. For those of us who grew up in the 80s you were the voice we wish we had.
February 04, 2011
THANK YOU John for all your wonderful films.
January 31, 2011
made the best movies ever there will never be another JOHN HUGHES
January 24, 2011
John,
I find it hard to believe that we will not be blessed with more of your artistry. I am grateful to have lived in your time. I imagine that some people in the distant future will wonder what it was like. IT WAS FUN! Your movies are still my favorites, and now they are my families' also.
As I write this I keep hearing that old song in my head:
Thanks for the Memories...
Really, Thanks,
December 24, 2010
Thank you for understanding teenage angst and displaying the commonality and dual individuality of our experiences. Your talents are greatly missed.
December 14, 2010
Jon Hughes has inspired me to make movies and I can only hope you be as good as he was as a screenwriter, director and Legend
November 21, 2010
John Hughes' teen movies made a difference in my life just when I was at an age when I was trying to find and define who I was. Simplified morals for teenagers, The Breakfast Club gave you a chance to try on a few personalities as the film drew them together and discounted the differences...

So now I work in film, and one of my dreams is to make a John Hughes (style) teen movie in the hope it may be the defining 90 minutes of other struggling teens one day.

Respect, Mr Hughes, and thank you.
November 17, 2010
RIP John Hughes you were the best writter in Hollywood Show biz
the 20th century has ever knew you will be miss alot, and all of your great Films & "The Brat Pack" name will Forever be in Your lagecy!

I grew up in the north shore subrbs of Chicago in and around all of your shooting locations, My mom and aunt went to school in the same building that "The Breakfast Culb" was filmed at, and my aunt lives 2.6 miles from the house in Winnetka where "HOME ALONe" was filmed at and 2.4 miles from "United Trinity Methodist Church" in Wilmet, witch was also used in the filmming of "HOME ALONe" ! She also lives a block in a half north east from the "Sixteen Candles" house where Molly Ringwald fell out of the tree.
November 09, 2010
LOVED U SO ~THANKS FOR HELPING ME MAKE SENSE TO ME.

A FAN
YOU WERE FROM WHERE WE WERE FROM
October 19, 2010
That's for all the great time's and for the extra special "Breakfest Club" line's from the real John Bender
September 15, 2010
Here was a man that always brought Chicago to the forefront of the movie business. I will always miss him and still today enjoy his movies and catching myself looking for those landmarks he played so well into his movies
September 04, 2010
Hi to the Hughes family I did not know about his passing u8ntil the Oscar night, and was stunned, I am so grateful for his movies, they help me get through life! Blessings.
September 04, 2010
August 06, 2010
It's been one year today that God called you
home..thank you for all the wonderful memories
that you gave us through your films. As we sit today
looking into the sky we can hear . Don't You Forget About Me"
& If You Were Here..We will never forget you John Hughes..
Please don't forget us .
August 06, 2010
Thank you for all the wonderful memories you
have given us. Rest in peace .
July 21, 2010
Simply.. Thank-you.
June 11, 2010
Blackhawks won - I'm sure you'd be at the parade today. Stanley Cup's in Chicago!!!
June 10, 2010
Hello John, I discovered you in the mid 90's as a lonely teen watching television growing up in London. Your movies and your voice spoke more to me then others. I sit here trying to write my first feature film and I am at a crisis point in my life. Not knowing who I am or what. I just watched 'She's Having A Baby' and it brought tears to my eyes. This time however I noticed something that I hadn't before. I realized just how close I am to the Alec Baldwin character. I wonder how the character progressed and what caused him to change? And even if that character was you at a certain point in your life? One thing is for sure though. I really miss you man and that voice of yours many of us search for. Thank you John and god bless you. A friend.
June 03, 2010
The world has lost a great man. His ability to capture the real life of teenagers was incredible no one else could ever do that. I have children now and have passed these movies on to a whole new generation.Thank You Mr Hughes.My deepest sympathy to your family.
April 27, 2010
He acted and directed some of the great
cult movies in the 1980's and 90's. He made us laugh and cry and he will always be missed.
April 23, 2010
Thank you, John.

You reflected humanity with a calibre of wit and wisdom typically discovered only in great literary works of centuries past.

You brought those insights to the fore for regular folks, and those regular folks are forever grateful.

You elevated our intellects—
You nurtured our spirits—
You showed us the way, with great style.

We salute you, sir.
Well played. And many happy returns.

Best always...
March 17, 2010
When I was a teenager The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink made me feel a little less like an outsider and a little more like a human being. Thank you for the Wonderful films you have given us. How lucky we were in the 80's to have someone making movies who was on our side. Rest in Peace John Hughes, you will never be forgotten.
March 09, 2010
For John...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
February 25, 2010
Mr Hughes, During the 80's and 90's I needed your movies. They were there for me when others were not. I had a tough time and the love and humour in your movies made me laff and cry. They also made me want to write screenplays I must have written 10 after watching your movies. Unfortunately my dreams have yet to come to fruition I'm a 9-5 office worker but I will get there. I want to be the guy who writes some films to define my generation I'm 31 so I figure I have a bit of time yet. I'm english with a typical English sense of humour and I feel I'm very quick witted and a lot of this comes from all the suttle jokes in your films that you can spot and the slapstick bits. I see your influence everywhere from Family Guy to The Big Bang Theory. I hope that it helps your family in some way that you were so widely adored and can see your influence in most sitcoms and films from the 90's onwards. Thank you so much!
February 18, 2010
In fond memory on your 60th birthday.
February 18, 2010
In heartfelt memory on your 60th Birthday. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family today.

Martha My Dear in WI
February 17, 2010
You were a genius and wrote who you were...You will be missed always...
February 07, 2010
I grew up taking John movies in and I Love them all of them.I so sorry to hear of his passing. I will always enjoy his movies. R.I.P John I never met you but I'll never forget you :)
My love and blessing to your family.
My girls love Sixteen Candles and I also love again my love to you and your family. Happy Birthday Mr.John Hughes <3 Gone but not forgotten we will never forget you Mr.Hughes

Antoinette Smith
February 03, 2010
I grew up in Grosse Pointe City and remember John from playing Little League Baseball for one, possibly two years in the minor leagues. I grew up on Washington Road, right next to Rivard Blvd. I remember we were both geeks and terrible baseball players, not that there is anything wrong with that! : > ) We were not friends, unfortunately, just acquaintances. I enjoyed his movies greatly and I believed that his childhood experiences and background gave him great insight into people's character and feelings. Great guy, RIP.
January 22, 2010
Well Done!

You will not be forgotten...
January 20, 2010
Will be missed.
January 11, 2010
What can I say, I didn't know Mr. Hughes personally but growing up watching films like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, She's Having A Baby, Home Alone, and Dutch - it seems very apparent that the world became a better place because of him.
January 07, 2010
Although this is late in being posted, I have been thinking about this since Johns death. I loved his movies. Growing up in the 80's, I watched his movies over and over and they continue to be a touchstone for me. It doesn't seem right that I now live in a world where John is no longer. I wished he would have made more movies, I am grateful for the ones he did make and write. I hope he is at peace and in a better place now. I hope his family is doing ok without him. John, thank you. Simply put, thank you.
January 03, 2010
When things are weird and I just want a break my Hughes collection is there any single one I pick sets it all to rights. Peace. Michelle
January 02, 2010
John, you are my inspiration as a Chicago born artist to create from my heart and never say no. Much love and respect to you and your work.
December 28, 2009
His movies changed the way other teen movies are written and directed. His movies both inspire and pacifiy. The Breakfast Club will probably be my favourite of Mr Hughes' films and as long as I have a copy of that in my house his memory will live on. 'I wont forget about you'.
I'm from England but thats not in the drop down box so I've selcted a place where I want to visit.
December 25, 2009
I am forever grateful to have John Hughes' movies in my life. I watch them and it takes me back to a simpler time in my life. The movies were true to life and very entertaining. The music that was in the movies are great and automatically connect you to the movies. Thanks John Hughes
December 13, 2009
Woke up to my clock radio playing "True" by Spandau Ballet this lazy December Sunday morning. Always think of John Hughes and 16 Candles, my all-time favorite movie, whenever I hear that. Thought a long time about his genius, his contributions, etc. and wanted his family to know that people are still thinking of him. This will be your first Christmas without him. Rely on family and friends to get you through.
October 23, 2009
For John...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
October 21, 2009
Thank you for your wonderful movies. They will always be close to my heart.
October 20, 2009
All the movies are a treasure and they are so dear to my heart....You must have had a wonderful heart ! I can at least offer you a "thank you".What a inspiration you were and always will be to my generation and beyond.
October 17, 2009
john hughes was a great guy the movies he made was very good and i no it's hard when you lose a son just thank god now he is with the best now he will be up in heaven with the best.i will miss his movies one day we will meet again thank god for great memory ' god bless the john hughes and family 'a friend'
October 16, 2009
My teenage years were grown in Hermosillo Sonora Mexico. During my High School years in COBACH Norte in the 80's, your movies made me easier to cope with reality. Great Memories, Thanks for your Films and Work. Sincerily Julian G Belmonte jbelmonte@netzero.net
September 30, 2009
You made so many of us who we are today. Your movies were the only ones to ever hit what we were going through. Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink we all related cause we were feeling the same way. TY John Hughes for making growing up alittle more tolerable.
September 09, 2009
We lost one of the great men of all time and director-is a very great lose to the world of fans an friends and there will be noe one else like him ever...

Gregg Lamarwest..
September 08, 2009
For John

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 08, 2009
As a 40 Year old I grew up and loved the films of Mr Hughes.

Thanks for some great memories and a lot of laughs.

RIP
September 08, 2009
My condolences to your family. I had a very happy childhood, and when I look back, most memories are linked to your films, when I used to sit and watch them on my own or in company of friends. You'll be missed, John.
September 04, 2009
Mr.Hughes thank you for being the voice and touching the hearts of millions of teenagers.
August 30, 2009
Thank you for all the joy and pain.
Picture shows, second balcony, was the place we'd meet, second seat, go Dutch treat, you were sweet.

Thank you for seeing me again.
Though we go, on our seperate ways, still the memory stays, for always, my heart says, Danke Schoen.
August 29, 2009
In 2001 we moved away from the North Shore for a while. I was able to say that we had lived where they shot Uncle Buck and Sixteen Candles and HOME ALONE (and there actually WAS an outdoor skating rink set up in the park during winter break) and then everyone had an idea of where we came from. In those years away from Chicago, I could not watch Ferris Bueller without crying from homesickness. Thank you, John, for the images that still mean so much to our family.

And yes, every January we ask my husband if he got "jelly of the month" for his bonus.
August 29, 2009
Fpr John

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
August 24, 2009
Rest in peace, Mr. Hughes. Your movies made it easier to be a teenager in the 80s. Your legacy of laughter will never be forgotten.
August 23, 2009
Nancy & family- As a former classmate of yours, I want you to know how much you 2 were thought about at our recent 40th GBN reunion. Who could have known that in a few days following, we would hear the news of Johns' passing. My heart & prayers go out to you and all in the family. John left a legacy that you should be proud of and his work impacted millions. Peace and love, Shelley (Waidner) Kleypas
August 23, 2009
My heart goes out to Mr. Hugh's family and friends. I am sorry for your loss. I have never written on a guest book of someone I never knew personally, but as one of John Hugh's many fans I felt compelled to say I am just glad I got to know a glimpse of his sense of humor and talent by seeing every one of the movies he directed and wrote. I still own several of them and no other director's movies have truly touched and influenced so many people in such a way. His insights and honest portrayal of real life on the big screen time and time again are second to none. Thanks for countless laughs, hilarious quotes and wonderful characters. I'll miss them all.

Elizabeth (Charlotte, NC)
August 21, 2009
One of our best Christmas' as an adult family with our children's children watching HOME Alone after finishing Christmas dinner. All of my kids together! Call us the Huxtubles if you wish. A good time with a good movie celebrating the birth of our Savior! Thank you John Hughes!
August 19, 2009
Hope, Guidance, and Strength.

John 16:3
terrence jordan
August 19, 2009
A great Chicago guy. Northwest side and a Taft H.S. kid. Wonderful to see a local boy make good. Thanks John for giving me and countless others so many laughs. Thanks for allowing us to just sit back and forget our troubles. You retired too soon and left us way too soon. Thanks John.
August 17, 2009
I am deeply saddened by the loss of this man who meant so much to me during our Leo Burnett days. I was John's secretary during his time at Leo B, and what a crazy fun time we all had. I will always remember the one-on-one conversations we shared & all the loony-ness he brought to our creative group. One of my fondest memories is the day his first child was born.....you'd think he was the "only" person who had ever had a child born to themself. Listening to him boast about this feat, you truly believed that he had truly invented the miracle of birth. Thank you John for the fun memories. May you be at peace.

Bonnie Gruchalski
August 16, 2009
John, what a great guy you were! My deepest sympathies to your wife and family. I worked with John on Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Ferris Buehler. I remember fondly how down to earth you always were, not to mention, funny and insightful. We didn't realize then you were making such iconic films, we just knew it was great fun going to work everyday. You made us all laugh!
August 16, 2009
A great part of my teen years was spent enjoying movies like "Sixteen Candles", "Ferris Beuler's Day Off", and "Pretty in Pink". The memories will linger on forever. Thank you for them.
August 15, 2009
Thank you John for somehow knowing exactly what it was like to be an outcast in the 1980s and giving us a voice on the silver screen

Duckie Forever
August 15, 2009
RIP John. John is the reason I got into filmmaking. I always wanted to have lunch with John for filmmaking advice. He's my mentor forever. Much Love.
August 15, 2009
By your action on earth promoting good will, I am sure you will be rewarded many time over. You will be missed by many but you will live in many by your work. from a friend of God creaton.
August 15, 2009
To John Hughes III and family: My condolences to you and your family. While I did not really know your Dad, I did know you as we worked together in Telecom at LFHS. I appreciate the support your Dad provided you and your brother in your several interests, always in a quiet, unassuming way.

His film work is a great legacy, but even greater is that of his children.
August 15, 2009
Hey John!
You did look around you once in a while, and you didn't miss it.
So long fella, gonna miss you.
August 15, 2009
All the birds fly for you and your family....
August 15, 2009
A true genius who really understood those of us who grew up in the 80s. All of my teen years were in the 1980s, and I can't imagine what those formative years would have been like without the work of John Hughes. Thank you, Mr. Hughes, for the movies and the memories. And thank you also for something else: Not only did you inspire my own writing, you saved it when I was lost and nearly ready to give up.

To the family: My deepest condolences. A generation of American teens loves John Hughes.
August 14, 2009
Betsy, I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family. It's been a long time since we've communicated. Would love to reconnect. Jeff
August 14, 2009
A great man who understood the American Teenager like know other. My favorite movie of all-time is "Sixteen Candles" but I loved each and every one of Mr. Hughes' movies. Thank you for sharing your amazing gift with us.
To his family, I offer my deepest sympathies and condolences.
August 14, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 14, 2009
Dear Nancy and family
John's movies had such a huge impact on my life. It seemed he wrote about everything that happened to everybody at Glenbrook North HS. He was a master when it came to films. He will be terribly missed, but always remembered.
With sympathy and love,
Kathy Olson (Pantle)
August 14, 2009
Thank you John Hughes for making so many great movies. You will truly be missed.
August 14, 2009
I have enjoyed every movie Home Alone and stil watch when they show reruns.
He will be sadly missed.

God Bless the Family.
He will be a great talent miss.

A Fan R.J. Collins
August 14, 2009
I don't think the 80"s would have been anything to talk about in the entertainment business if it wasn't for creative geniuses like John Hughes and others who have recently past like himself! I know that whenever I watch one of his movies...and I don't have a favorite because they are all too good, I will remember the wonder and magic that was so John.

Rest in Peace....You will be missed
August 14, 2009
Uncle Buck, my very favorite; although I enjoy immensely each and every film. We had a genius in our midst--there will never be another like John Hughes.......
August 14, 2009
My children enjoyed everything directed by John Hughes. My all time favorite was Uncle Buck. We extend our thought and prayers to his family. I don't morn the man, because he changed our world one movie at a time and I smile. Esther Quinn (Poquoson, Va.
August 13, 2009
Dear Cricket and Peter,
We are very sorry for the loss of your brother. He looked exactly like you, Cricket. We hope that the warm memories of your childhood together will give you comfort. Fondly, Pat and Wayne Lofthouse
August 13, 2009
I was just laughing with a friend that is on a 9 hour road trip..I told him that he was like"The Griswold's" from Vacation..Anyway I looked up Vacation after I made the comment..And I had forgotten John Hughes wrote it..Im 40 now ..He wrote all my favorites that I know by heart line by line..Sixteen Candles ,Breakfast Club,Pretty in Pink.On and On..I am heartbroken to hear the news of his passing. Mr. Hughes Thank You for your beautiful words and movies that got me through my crazy teenage years. Love Amanda Mills
August 13, 2009
My condolences to the family of Mr. Hughes. I loved his movies. I was a teenager when they came out and grew up with each one I saw. He will be missed.
August 13, 2009
Nancy,

I want to express my deepest, heartfelt condolences to you, your children, and the entire Hughes family on John's passing.

Although it has been years, I always felt blessed to have been a part of your lives. Opening your home to me as 'family', you both gave generously of yourselves, and asked for nothing in return.

Regretfully, I never had the opportunity to thank John adequately for everything he gave to me. So thank you Nancy, for all that you, as well as John, passed along to me.
August 13, 2009
JOHN HUGHES HAD A CREATIVE AND WONDERFUL MIND. HE GAVE US SUCH PLEASURE IN ALL OF THE MOVIES HE PRODUCED AND THE SCREEN PLAYS HE WROTE. THANK YOU JOHN YOU WERE A GREAT INSPIRATION TO OUR YOUH OF TODAY.
SINCERELY,SHEILA, CLIFTON PARK,N.Y.
August 13, 2009
we all gained from his life i am thankful he shared his self with us through his movies
August 13, 2009
To the family and friends mourning the loss of Mr. Hughes,

I just found out about your loss, and want to express sincere condolences and wishes for comfort at this time.

I am among those who didn't know him personally, but reaped the rewards of learning, loving and laughing at his movies. My favorite would have to be "Uncle Buck", dear to me because it makes me laugh yet shows a great perspective on family. I am grateful to Mr. Hughes for his hard work and ability to bring his creativity to fruition.

Again, to the family, my wishes for comfort as you experience your loss and travel your journey forward.
August 12, 2009
IT WAS SUCH A SHOCK TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF JOHN HUGHES. I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND OUR LOSS ALSO. WE HAVE LOST A GREAT FILM DIRECTOR AND PERSON. I'M NOT JUST SAYING THIS BECAUSE HE PASSED AWAY, BUT JOHN WAS MY FAVORITE DIRECTOR. I COULD RELATE TO ALL HIS MOVIES AS A YOUNGER PERSON ESPECIALLY "THE BREAKFEAST CLUB". BUT MY ALL TIME FAVORITE IS THE ONE AND ONLY "FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF". YOU'LL BE MISSED JOHN. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS.

WITH DEEPEST SORROW,

STEPHANIE D. SPOTO

TAMPA,FL

P.S. I AM 43 YEARS OLD NOW, BUT I NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING JOHN HUGHES MOVIES.PLUS CHICAGO IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CITIES.
August 12, 2009
To the entire family,
My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on the passing of such a talented and young man, John Hughes.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off always makes me laugh and is one of my all time favorite movies. He has left a legacy of great films and will never ever be forgotten.
My sympathies are with you. From A big fan of John Hughes. God Bless You.
August 12, 2009
I'm sorry to hear about John Hughes, this is a shock to me. I watched all his movies,they were the best. God bless you and your family. He will be missed.
August 12, 2009
To Nancy,and the entire family and friends. Our condolences to you and your entire family (kids,grandchildren & Uncle Hank & Aunt Naomie). If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to contact us. John has done so many great films we have seen over the many years. His legacy will live on for many years to come.
Respectfully,
Cousin Jeff, Pauline, Cooper & Lainey Ludwig -
August 12, 2009
Wow !! I am so sad this young man is gone from us and is family. God Bless those he left behind.. He is in such a wonderful place now.
August 12, 2009
Nancy:

I'm so sorry for your loss. John was a great guy and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
August 12, 2009
John Hughes made my 80's and there will never be any films that can match his touch of being a film genius
Long may he rest in peace

An Irish blessing for John

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
August 12, 2009
Nancy and Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I first met John in the 6th or 7th grade at Grove School, a long time ago. He sat next to me in Jr. English. I remember him as quiet and to himself. Who knew how far that would take him then.
The memories you made with him will always be with you, and make you smile.
August 12, 2009
I had the chance to Meet Mr Huges during the filming of Baby's Day out
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him

Katherine Strangaritch
August 12, 2009
His films made my 1980's worthwhile especially with sixteen candles and pretty in pink. I will keep his family in my prayers. Rest in Peace John.
August 12, 2009
I grew up, as many, watching the shows he created. Several of them I had memorized! And although I not did know Mr. Hughes personally, he touched my life! The world is sharing in your loss of such a wonderful and talented man! My family offers their prayers and condolenses!
August 12, 2009
Nancy--my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope that you will find comfort in all of the wondeful memories that you shared.
August 12, 2009
The last time I saw & talked to John was at Claude'sWedding in Colo. That did'nt last long HA HA ! But Johns memories will go on forever! Peace, Chris Trunda [ Grayslake IL.]
August 12, 2009
Your movies were the best. I Loved each one. May God Bless your family. You will be missed by many.
August 12, 2009
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and no other director has ever portrayed the particular details and universal truths of my adolescence so poignantly and accurately. In high school, like so many other women my age, I watched my tapes of Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink so many times I wore them out. I can still recite whole scenes of dialogue from each of your movies. Thank you for immortalizing an important time in my life.
August 12, 2009
I loved everyone of his movies. What a loss.
August 12, 2009
Your movies will long-live as classics! Your witty scripts and humorous take on life will be sorely missed. I grew up watching your movies. When I think of the 80's, your movies always come to mind. You were a true genius! I hope that your family finds comfort in the legacy in film you've left behind.
August 12, 2009
You made some of my favorite movies not only of the 80's, but of all time. Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Uncle Buck. I can still laugh out loud, at the thought of some of those scenes. They are forever a tribute to you and your genius.

Thank you Mr. Hughes.
August 12, 2009
Our Harvard neighbor
John Hughes was not only our neighbor, he was our landlord. We rented cropland on his Alden hills farm, and I will not forget the first time I met him.
Husband phoned from our dairy barn and said, "Come out here, there's someone I want you to meet." That's a come-as-you-are invitation so I dropped everything and went out. "Do you know who this is?" husband said as I gaped at a tall handsome man in a stunning leather coat. Noooo, said I as I debated ways to clobber husband later. "This is John Hughes, the movie director." Well, that name I knew! What was he doing in our dairy barn, ducking cows' raised tails in that fabulous leather?? "Call me John", he said as he stuck out his hand and I all but curtseyed.
What a gracious unpretentious man he was as we spent part of an afternoon getting acquainted. He asked a zillion questions and one snapshot sticks in my memory: using his hands, he framed up our 5 soaring silos as a camera shot.
This was just before 101 Dalmations and he asked us who we thought should be cast as Cruella. We had a lively laughing conversation about that.
I had two-three more phone conversations with him. He'd call and ask about the crops, the weather, the conditions here. Then he'd chat about what he was doing. He was never quick to get off the phone with me. After his return from London and filming the Dalmations project, our phone chat was just under 1½ hours. I always thought What a nice man! and how comfortable I felt talking to him. He made some personal thought comments about the people he worked with, the experiences he'd had that I thought Oooo, he shouldn't have said that, but he must have felt secure speaking to a non-Hollywood-non-Chicago connected little Alden hills farmer's wife. I felt honored.
With all the Hollywood/Chicago hoopla surrounding him, there is another group that regrets his passing. Here in the Harvard area, he was a good neighbor. The highest praise we have for a man is that he was down to earth. John Hughes deserves that praise. We'll miss him.
August 12, 2009
Dear Cricket and Betsy,

You may remember me as a childhood friend of of your brother. I came and stayed with your family for a brief period of time the summer that you moved to Northbrook.

I have wonderful memories of John and often think of him as I pass by your former residence on Rivard. John and I spoke by phone a few times in the late 70's, during his time at the National Lampoon, but then we lost touch.

My sincerest condolences to you both and to the entire Hughes family. Also, my best regards to your parents if they are not deceased.

During our friendship, John and I shared many fits of teenage laughter. That laughter will continue for my lifetime, as I and an entire generation enjoy his gifted sense of humor via his marvelous films.

God Bless,
August 12, 2009
WEIRD SCIENCE. I LUV THAT MOVIE !!!!!!! JOY ( PHOENIX, AZ.)
August 12, 2009
You have no idea how many young people you helped through their teenage angst years.

Rest in peace, John Hughes.
August 11, 2009
He will be missed...the 80's wouldn't have been the same without his movies! There isn't talent today equal to his-I loved all of his work. My family still enjoys his movies today!
Thank you John for all of the laughs you gave us! We will miss you--May God bless your family during this time.
August 11, 2009
Even though I did not know you personally, you were a huge part of my teenage years. I wish for you all the best and happiness on the other side as you brought to those who knew and loved you here. See you later :)
August 11, 2009
I was an admirer of Mr. Hughes' work-he brought heart and soul to his films. There are three scenes that come to mind immediately-the first is from 'Home Alone' when the 'old man' neighbor greets his formerly estranged family and Kevin is watching from his window. That never fails to touch me. I also love the scene in 'Ferris' when the kids are at the art museum, and the montage comes on with the instrumental version of the Smiths song playing in the background. It's stunningly simple, yet extemely emotional. The last one is perhaps the most obvious. When Mr. Page goes back to get Del in 'Planes, Trains' and brings him back to his home for Thanksgiving dinner. I will always screen that film at the holidays now as a tribute to a great filmmaker/artist. Thank you very much for allowing me to share my memories of his lovely body of work.
August 11, 2009
As long as there's teenagers, John's legacy will live on.

Who can forget..
Duckie lip-synching "Try a Little Tenderness"?
-or-
Anything with Long Duk Dong?
-or-
The Gallery/Hollywood Bowl scenes?
-or-
"Twist and Shout"?
-or-
The Detention classroom scenes?
etc. etc. etc.

They are timeless as the man who created them.

Thank you, John RIP
My sympathies to your family and loved ones.
August 11, 2009
God bless you all. The world lost a great and talented soul, but you lost a great love, friend, and father.
August 11, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 11, 2009
A master of dialogue, a master of visual rhythm, a master of emotion and a master at choosing music for his films. We will not see his like again.
August 11, 2009
Thank you for your movies.
August 11, 2009
i tried sending you a letter last year
around xmas and it was returned i just
wanted to thank you for all the laughs
and wonderful movies you created. you
will truly be missed john.
sincerely
Tina humphries
August 11, 2009
We send to you Cricket and your entire family, our sincere condolences on your brother John's death.

The Lord paid your brother a great compliment in taking him as easily as he did with the same dignity in which he had lived.

Joan and Bill Flader
August 11, 2009
Thanks for all the laughs, John. You will be sadly missed. May God bless your family during this difficult time.
August 11, 2009
John the Amidei family will miss you shopping at our produce market in Lake Forest. Sharing receipes and exchanging stories are moments that will never be forgotten. We will miss you.
August 11, 2009
Thank you John Hughes for your great
movies. I loved all of them. He was a
great director and writer. All of the
stars who were in his movies will miss
him so much. I had a great time laughing with several movies and tears
with other movies. Prayers to his wife
and family.
August 11, 2009
Thank John Hughes for giving me such wonderful memories through your movies. I will always treasure them for they helped me understand me a little more when I was a teen.
August 11, 2009
Our prayers and thoughts are with John's family. I loved his movies. Such a talent to be lost at an early age. Carol Swaney(Kelseyville, Ca)
August 11, 2009
Nancy, John and Jamie,

I was only a kid when we met but will never forget John and your family. There were so many laughs. My prayes go out to you all!! He will be missed.

Thank you John for so many wonderful years. Your talents will live forever!! They are priceless!

Hugs to all!
August 11, 2009
John Hughes changed my life and the way I thought about growing up. He made me see that I didn't have to fit into some standard of normalcy set by society. His characters had quirks and a uniqueness about them, and he made me see that it was ok to be who you are, even if it wasn't who everyone else was. Thank you for that and you and your work will truly be missed. Thank you for helping generations of teens forever.
August 11, 2009
HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. SUCH A TALENTED PERSON; HE SHALL BE MISSED.
August 11, 2009
Dear Cricket & Betsy,
Our sincerest condolences on your brother's passing. We know that you, your families and your parents will miss him even more now. Consider yourselves hugged!
Julie Anne & Henry
August 11, 2009
We send our sincere condolences to John's mom, Marion and dad, John, to his sisters, Cricket and Betsy, and to all his nieces and nephew, Cece and Jennifer, Katie and Tripp. Our love and our prayers are with our long-time friends.

Pam and John Burke
Meghan and David Hammond
Meredith and Andy Justice
August 11, 2009
Thank you John for helping me grow up in the 1980's - And I do mean what I am about to state: "EVERYTIME The Breakfast Club is on t.v. I stop everything I am doing to watch it the same goes for Pretty In Pink"!
August 11, 2009
I will miss you and the great movies you brought to life. Make the angels proud, We love you in Georgia.
August 11, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with those family members who have been left behind including his parents John & Marion Hughes, his sisters Cricket and Betsy and his nieces Jennifer and Cece. Our condolences.
August 11, 2009
Dear Betsy (and Bob & children):
My sincere condolonces for your great loss. I miss you all. I am very, very sorry that you are going through such a sad time with your family. We all loved your brother's work.
God Bless you and your families...
Love,
Angie, Simona, Sonia & Robert
August 11, 2009
GBN was well captured in your films and remains as everlasting memory bank for all of us who graduated from there and grew up in your hood... thanks for being so honest and endearing in your art. Blessings of peace and happiness to the entire family.
Holly Hoier, GBN Class of 1971
August 11, 2009
I don't know much about the man or the volume of his work, but Curly Sue and the Home Alones were very good family movies. Condolences to the family.
August 11, 2009
WE SEND OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE HUGHES FAMILY,ALL WHO WORKED WITH& KNEW MR. HUGHES.
August 11, 2009
Dear Nancy and family:
My heartfelt sympathy on your enormous loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Elaine Izaks and family
August 11, 2009
To the family of John Hughes....A piece of my childhood seems gone now as I was a teen in the 80's and LOVED his movies.I still in my 40's love to watch all the movies from then as they forever influenced parts of my life. Thank you for sharing him with the world and thank you John for sharing so many memorable movies with the world!! He will live on infamously in his work...Youre all in my prayers. Diana K. Braidwood,Il
August 11, 2009
What an amazing man. Thanks for entertaining us. May God Bless.....
August 11, 2009
My 2 favorite John Hughes movies are Uncle Buck and Home alone.....My sympathy to his famuly.
August 11, 2009
My prayers go out to the Hughes family in their time of such a loss. His works were ones I grew up watching, recording, laughing at, & crying to. It's sad the world has lost another great artist. His style will be sorely missed.
August 10, 2009
To Mr. Hughes, thank you for giving young people a voice and making every kid feel like he/she matters. Your work has provided me and countless other people with endless hours of laughter and many cherished memories. How did you know how to understand us so well? It was a gift and I thank you for using it so wisely. To the Hughes family..My heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I feel truly honoured to have been able to enjoy Mr. Hughes'work. Rest assured, John's words, ideas, and sense of humour will never be forgotten. God's grace...
August 10, 2009
Nancy and Family, My thoughts are with you all.
August 10, 2009
Thanks for being a part of my childhood. My fondest teenage memories can be played back with one of your movies or its soundtrack. Thanks for so many great memories!
August 10, 2009
To the family of Mr. Hughes: I was moved to tears when I realized (via Lin Brehmer at WXRT Chicago playing bits from his films) that your husband/father/friend/relative had passed on. His writing and films have not lost their resonance or influence in my life. The humor, humanity, empathy are have no comparison to any movie moment in that generation, that timeframe in my life. I am deeply saddened and definitely grateful for the window he provided - as a teen in the 80's, I realized that someone got it.
August 10, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. When John moved into the neighborhood, he added a variety to our lives that could not be anticipated when we moved in. John was a great neighbor and we always appreciated the fire works displays.

Your walking waving neighbors on Hebron Road
August 10, 2009
Dear Nancy,

I can't believe John is gone. We followed his career from the beginning 40 years ago. (I cannot believe it's been so long.)

Of course, the kids always remembered you both and enjoyed seeing your success.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Love, Rita (from Pfingsten)
Telephone #847-566-8876
August 10, 2009
Weekend before last was the GBN 40th reunion for the class of '69. The name John Hughes came up more than once. Wonder what he's doing now, wonder where he is? And then, four days later, those questions were answered in the most unbelievable and shocking way. I really didn't know John or his wife, Nancy. But I knew who he was. He was the "cool" guy walking down the hall by the art wing...in cowboy boots. He was unique even then. He wasn't a jock, or a hippie, or a nerd. He was John Hughes..always in cowboy boots. No one ever really expected to see him at a reunion. After all, he said everything that needed to be said in his fabulous body of work. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to family and friends. May you find the strength and support you need at this time of incredible loss.
August 10, 2009
John seemed to be able to touch everyone through his work and must have had a special place in his heart for teenagers at a time when they especially felt no one really understood them. Thank you for sharing your talents with us all.
August 10, 2009
Via con dios, John. I had the pleasure of spending some time with you at your house during some late nite visits in Glencoe with Jan back around 1980. My thoughts are with Nancy and the rest of John's family. We all miss Jan and we will all miss John now.
August 10, 2009
I will always remember seeing John and Nancy in the halls of Glenbrook North High School. What a wonderful couple they were then and now. A true love story to last 39 years, but so sad to be cut short. My condolences to Nancy and her family.

I am proud to say I knew them. It was always fun to watch John's films and say....."I went to school with him!". I loved that he used Northbrook as his "Shermer,Illinois" background in many of his films. I think he really understood the teenager of the Northshore and portrayed all aspects of them.

Thank you John for giving us films that I loved and that my children loved.........rest in peace

Sharon Fanello Gallagher
Lake Zurich, Illinois
August 10, 2009
Thank you for your wonderful insight into a very troubled time in every person's life and how you put so much of yourself into your work. Condolences to family and friends.
August 10, 2009
This is weird ~ I don't know you, but I
feel like I do... You truly made many hours for me so much better, and I truly want to Thank-You for all you've done for us movie fans... You will Live Forever... God bless YOU & YOUR FAMILY.
August 10, 2009
Thank you for the all the great films: and thank you for the "Pretty In Pink" 5 year birthday party i had for my daughter. All the girls dressed in beautiful pink dresses and all the little boys had on black slacks and pink vests.....she is 24 now and still remembers!!
And yes, we had a 16 candles party for her....albeit a little tame...

Jim and Cindy Welch.....Houston, Texas.
August 10, 2009
He was so talented..and Yes Many will miss him...Loved the movies he directed.
August 10, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of John's death. What a loss to the entertainment industry and the millions who enjoyed his talented productions. Prayers are with the family and friends. God bless.

Dianne Higgins
Spring, Texas
August 10, 2009
Mr Hughes...What a bright and talented young man you were. You gave me a sense of understanding in my pre-teen and teenage years. You helped me battle the "teen angst" that I once dealt with. Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift that you possessed.
August 10, 2009
This is a great sadness to lose the man that allowed many of us to catch glimpes of ourselves in his films. Through his wonderful visions, we developed a kinder perspective of our own akwardness and angst.
August 10, 2009
Hank and Naomi: Irene and my sincere and heart felt sorrow on your and Nancy's loss of John.
August 10, 2009
I loved every movie John Hughes did. In resembling Molly Ringwald, everytime a movie came out, I heard about it more and more. 2 of my 3 children were named for characters in his movies (Cameron and Jake). The way he exposed Chicago was amazing, beautiful and smart...and I loved it all. Thank you Mr. Hughes for contributing to my teen years sooo much! Rest in peace and my condolences to your family.
August 10, 2009
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.....

Thanks for the films John, the 80s wouldn't have been the 80s without you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love from the U.K.
August 10, 2009
Best, Movies ever. you will be Dearly
Missed. ""FAN"" Kimmer2
August 10, 2009
John's premature passing is truly a loss for all. Just a mention of his name or one of his many movies would rekindle wonderful memories and bring a smile to your face. Indeed he recognized "life" and the real value of family. Simply stated ... the world would be a better place if the inhabitants embraced and "lived" his values. Although gone from life as we know it ... he will not be forgotten - his memory will live forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 10, 2009
My heart is low knowing that this world has lost such a talented man. May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort in knowing all the peoples lives he touched through his remarkable body work.
August 10, 2009
My husband Rob and my Son Joshua worked on the set of Home Alone 2 & 3 and several other movies for Mr Hughes. What a great man. He was so kind to my family and left us with such wonderful memories that we will never forget. He will be missed. God speed in your healing
August 10, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. To say that you will be sorely missed John is an understatement. You touched so many lives with your insightful and often funny movies. You will not be forgotten. Your legacy will live forever in the movies you made...like the song 'Don't you forget about me'...never.
August 10, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 10, 2009
My favorite movie Uncle Buck is a classic with John Candy as the lead character. Mr. Hughes craft will live on forever and he influenced good entertainment in the 80's and 90's.
He will be missed.
August 10, 2009
John Hughes was a funny man and it showed through his films. I watched "Breakfast Club", "Sixteen Candles" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" over and over as a teen and I appreciate those laughs given to me by John Hughes. He will be missed.
August 10, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 10, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 10, 2009
Everyone who was a teenager in the 80's, had a piece of them die along with John Hughes. Rest in peace.
August 10, 2009
I will always remember Mr. Hughes films, they made being a teen in the 80's seem ok, and that life will take us on many journeys, and being a geek is not so bad. I loved his work and pray that his family and friends find comfort in knowing how he touched so many lives. R.I.P.
August 10, 2009
My family knew John Hughes from the days when he lived on the North Shore, before he became the great director he was. Condolences to his family. He was a remarkable person with a great talent.
August 10, 2009
Thank you Mr Hughes for your insightful perspective of growing up as a teenager. I grew up watching your movies and MANY of them are still my favorites today. Every time I watch one of your movies not only do I have a great laugh but thanks to you I get to relive the great memories of my teenage years. It is amazing how often that I use quotes from your movies when talking with friends. The quotes always bring out a hearty laugh, a discussion of the movie or fond memories of growing up. Although we never met, I feel like I have lost a friend. My thought and prayers go out to your family.
August 10, 2009
My sincere condolences to the living parents of John Hughes and to his three living sisters as well as to the living nieces and nephews of John. Those of us who knew John and his immediate family wish to express our deepest sympathy to his entire family and his many friends.

Dolores Boot, Northbrook, IL
August 10, 2009
John Hughes will be greatly missed. What a big part of my life and the lives of many others. His movies will live on forever.
August 10, 2009
you will be missed....

i loved your movies they were inspiring
August 10, 2009
My prayers are with his wife & family. Mr. Hughes must have been a magnificent man. I remember going to the theatre to see Pretty in Pink, it was so jammed-my friends & I sat on the floor in a row down in front of the screen. I am 37, we all still laugh & remember the parade scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off-Twist & Shout is a favorite. At my age, still quoting Mr. Hughes' films, Can you imagine? What an impact his films made...he made me feel it was going to be OK. It is still going to be OK. Thank you John Hughes for letting me know that it was alright to be myself. Rest in Peace.
August 10, 2009
Why are there only 300 plus entries in this log, when John touched millions of people hearts with his writing and directing? He was a person of unbelievable insight into human nature and growing up in suburban America. Thank you John for your great movies. You will be sorely missed.
August 10, 2009
I loved his style. "Some Kind of Wonderful" was full of memorable lines and great music. I also loved "Baby's Day Out". These weren't mentioned in the list of highlightsin his career, but they were bright lights to me. Love them!
August 10, 2009
Thank you John.
August 10, 2009
My sympathies goes out to Mr. Hughes wife and family on his death. You'll never know what his movies meant to a lonely out-cast like I was in the 1980's. Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, etc... were some of my favorite movies and he really understood what it was like to be a teenager in the 80's. To Mr. Hughes ~ you will be greatly missed by your fans and to all his family (immediate and extended) ~ yall will be in my thoughts and prayers.
August 10, 2009
It's always sad to lose such a talent. You will be missed.
August 10, 2009
So long neighbor, till we meet again. And thanks for the many fireworks we enjoyed from our back porch over the years. You were a wonderful keeper of God's good earth and the creatures that live here. Peace.
August 10, 2009
I am a big fan of all of his works. He will be missed dearly, My sincere sympathy is extended to his lovely wife Nancy and his entire family. Sincerely, Florence Mauro
August 10, 2009
In behalf of my family I wish to thank John Hughes family for giving us, the viewers, your husband, your father whose movies were most heartedly enjoyed by myself, my children and their friends who spent many hours watching the movies in an over-crowded car at the drive-ins and the Tapes at the sleep overs. I can still hear the laughter that filled my home and can still be heard when the gang gets together and play the reruns. John Hughes will always be a part of our home. We have him in our thoughts and prayers as we do you, his family. God Bless you all. The Walsh Family of South Boston, MA...Thank You again....
August 10, 2009
I remember growing up with many of his movies. He created true classics. May his family and friends find comfort in the promise of seeing our loved ones again (John 5:28,29)
August 10, 2009
Like so many other '70 babyboomers I grew up with his films. Mister Hughes understood what it was to be young. His characters are the most iconic in moviehistory.
My deepest condolences to the family.

Mathieu Prins from Holland
August 10, 2009
I grew up on his movies. One of my favorite scenes of all time was in "Pretty in Pink" when "Ducky" lip synced "Try a Little Tenderness". Priceless.
August 10, 2009
My sympathy to the family. I was a teenager in the 80's. And Mr. Hughes made it more enteraining. This talented filmaker will be greatly missed. He defianately left a legacy. I cannot pick one favorite John Hughs movie. Thank you Mr. Hughes for your contribution. My prayers are with the Hughes family.
August 10, 2009
I am so sorry for loss of a great person. I am a big fan of his movies.
My prayers go out to you and all the of the family.
August 09, 2009
Our Deepest Sympathies to The Hughes Family Members for the Loss of Mr. John Hughes. Thank you for sharing your special talents with the rest of the world.
August 09, 2009
Dear Hughes Family,

From the days of "Old Hunt Road" John has always been close at heart. A most GENTLE MAN he was indeed. He was in tune with other peoples emotions and a meaningful balanced life was ahead because of all of you. This I knew.

John and I both nodded our heads to the words by John Lennon that rang " Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans."

So, as years passed and my children grew older and all the movies were viewed and I shared with them my stories of John and you. Only family could believe such a cherised trust was given by this family to me. To take them home safely to "OLD HUNT ROAD."

I was proud to have laughed with all of you. What a nice family.

May Peace be with you.

Your Driver
M. Stillwater (Arlington Hts.,ILL)
August 09, 2009
My family sends out prayers for the family of Mr. Hughes. His work was a part of so much enjoyment, endearment and smiles given to me through the years that I will never forget and always treasure in watching his films.
August 09, 2009
Sixteen Candles is one of my top 5 movies, even though I am now in my 40's
August 09, 2009
You inspired me to submit to my inner-Andie. There is so much of you in my blog. Where do I begin? I never said thank you. I hope it's not too late, but thanks, John. As another blogger wrote, you got us.

Sincerely,
August 09, 2009
Nancy,
You and John made a significant impact in my life. Your kindness and down to earth approach to life was always real. Although I had not seen John or you in many years, John's self made success has been an inspiration. From the warm welcomes when you lived in Glencoe to the drives to Az in your Impala you were always gracious and willing to remember old friends and high school days. Although the years and John's success made it difficult to see you (21 years in the Navy contributed too)I knew who you were and how true you have always been to your roots. Nancy I remember how kind you were to me on freshman initiation day at GBN and John was and is a heroe to me, unfortunately I can't tell him but please let your children and grandchildren know he will be missed by all lives he touched.
I live in Poplar Grove, Il and many times wanted to go say hi but I respected his privacy and yours. I am proud to say I knew him, call him a friend, and let you know how much his life meant to so many people... he was fun and created a sense of belonging to so many people who just weren't popular in high school but triumphed in life through perseverence and hard work. I am one of those people and in some sense I am part of the characters that he created giving us nobodies a chance to beat our self made demons.
All my love and concern are with you and your family during this difficult time. If you see Susan and Claude, which I am sure you will, please let them know I am thinking of them.
All my most positive thoughts to you in this difficult time...
August 09, 2009
My condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Hughes. I can't imagine the grief at such a sudden passing. I am age 38, and so many of his films touched my heart and the hearts of my friends. Life simply wouldn't be the same without the scenes, the performances, and the music of these classics. He had such intelligence and uncanny insight. A genius and a class act. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.
August 09, 2009
My prayers and thoughts go out to John Hughes' family. Words are little condolence in a time like this, but know that there are a lot of people out there touched by the movies John Hughes directed. I am a big fan of his and his work. RIP John Hughes!
August 09, 2009
Nancy and Family,
You have been in our immediate thoughts and prayers from the moment we found out about John's untimely passing. We hope you find comfort in
all the wonderful memories he shared with you. Please know that not one person can possibly think
of John without a private smile
coming across their face. We are happy
to have had the pleasure of knowing your wonderful husband and father and helping him beautify his little piece of heaven on earth.

Branden and Rorie Lindell, Woodstock, IL
August 09, 2009
My prayers are with the family of John Hughes. I am sure he is now in Heaven still helping teens and making such entertaining movies that I really liked and still watch today. It is sad to lose a talented person but we believe God had His reason to have an Angel call Mr. Hughes to Heaven. God Bless the John Hughes and his family.
August 09, 2009
You were a great director, and you will be missed.very much we all love you
August 09, 2009
Our Deepest Sympathies to The Hughes Family Members for the Loss of Mr. John Hughes,a Most Talented Man.
August 09, 2009
Words fail me right now. You were such a special person. You will be sorely missed. My thoughts go out to your family right now.
August 09, 2009
i really liked all of his movies esp. uncle buck and 'trains and planes'
i too am 59. any advice john?
August 09, 2009
John,
Thank you for all the great memories.You have touched all of us with your love for life,the laughter,talent's,joy,we shared.God bless your wonderful family,you will truely be missed ,May you rest in peace
Dawn and Tom Garner
August 09, 2009
Nancy,
Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family - Have been there myself and know how you must be feeling.
God Bless you all in this tragic time.
August 09, 2009
To the family of John Hughes. I was a teenager who grew up during the 80's. When both Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club came out, they were not only films that brought fresh air to the era, but they were films that I and many other teenagers could relate to in so many ways. After viewing both these films, I vowed to keep an eye on what Mr. Hughes was going to make next, and he never disappointed me. People say that it is a rare gift to have comedic talent. Mr Hughes had that gift with his writing. He is and always will be to me, a pantheon of artists. My sincerest condolences go to you Nancy and the immediate family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

From Matthew, Belfast, UK.
August 09, 2009
Your movies helped get me through my horrible teen years and even that as a young adult. You related to each of us on a personal level. My thoughts are with your family and friends today. Rest in Peace
August 09, 2009
Mr. Hughes was blessed with so many talents, which he generously shared with others. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. May his family and friends find comfort in knowing others share their grief.
August 09, 2009
Dear Hughes Family, may you find peace and serenity during this time. We have lost our ambassador to the Chicago suburbs and the values and places we find so dear. Thanks John for so many great movies!
August 09, 2009
Mr. Hughes, your movies were so seminal to my generation that I just wanted to thank you. The generation before had "Cooley High." The generation after had nothing. And the generation after that had "American Pie." None of those generations were as lucky as mine. Your skillful expression of the teenage mind and all its struggles signaled with humor and humility that it was okay to feel awkward, to just be a teenager. Thank you, and my deepest condolences to your family.
August 09, 2009
As a native Chicagoan I appreciated the
movies you made. You gave anyone who
saw Ferris a reason to smile and be
happy. Thank you.
August 09, 2009
Sadden to hear of his passing. His movies were a big part of my life. If he worked on it at all or Directed it, I would always say It's got to be good. Prayers to the Family. Laura Toledo, OH
August 09, 2009
Thank you for everything John. I so loved your work especially Sixteen Candles. I've missed you for a long time and am very sad to think that I will never be able to watch your next masterpiece. I sure understand the time and devotion that you chose to give to your family and wish them nothing but the best. I wish that I could have met you and to shake your hand and say "Thank you for giving me such wonderful movie memories". God bless your family.
August 09, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. What a wonderful family.We met John when he was writing "Mr. Mom" when Nancy would come in to the Beauty Salon in Northbrook. I am so very sorry.
Loretta
August 09, 2009
john you were a great man and a great mentor thank you for the endless movies you brought to my generation you will be missed. you truly are a great chicagon. your friend
nicholas
August 09, 2009
To friends and Hughes family members,

I truly hope that these condolences left here will provide you a measure of comfort. Mr. Hughes was a brilliant and talented artist.

I grew up with Mr. Hughes' funny and touching movies. He was an artist behind camera lens or holding a pen as a script writer. What talent that takes.

And oh, how we will mourn you, despite the legacy that you left behind. I think I speak for many when I say that growing up with you was a joy; and we were so hoping to grow old with you with the same kind of joy.

You will be missed worldwide Sir. May God bless and keep you and your loved ones during this journey called life that we must navigate without you!
August 09, 2009
John your movies touched my heart with 80's charm! Thanks!
August 08, 2009
we have lost someone who changed our view of american life and laughter, and love.
weather romantic , platonic, or fraternal.
mr. hughes has left a void that will be a long time in being filled , if ever.
August 08, 2009
I would lilke to express my condolences and admiration for a true genius of the cinema. I just watched "Fight Club", and oh what a brilliant portrait of teens, great story, and fantastic directing. I also loved "Home Alone" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". He had a great sense of humor in much of his directing. Sorry he had to pass so soon...
August 08, 2009
To the Hughes Family - please accept my sincere sympathy. What a great upbringing he must have had. He couldn't have had such a creative/imaginative mind without it being nurtured in early childhood and with many wonderful life experiences. I seriously felt like you summered with us in Northern Wisconsin with "The Great Outdoors". Same situations/emotions. All of his movies had memorable soundtracks, quotable scenes, and an irreplaceable genius as writer-director-producer. He was often imitated but never equalled. I hope something good can come from this much too early death. Heart disease, over all other diseases out there, remains the #1 killer among men and women. If this tragedy can get just one person to get a heart scan.....
August 08, 2009
You were a great director, and you will be missed.Thank you for all the movies. God Bless
August 08, 2009
My three sons and I were so entertained by your movies, John. I can never remember laughing so hard, especially during THE BREAKFAST CLUB. No director has ever made a movie of that calibre for teenagers. You are a true legend and will be missed!
August 08, 2009
Thank You!! John Hughes!! I never could have made it to my forties without you!!
August 08, 2009
Josephine McMillan I am so sorry I could not attend the funeral. Josephine and I were very close. When I came back from Italy at age 19, Josephine was so supportive of me. She will be missed.
Vincent Cipolllone
August 08, 2009
If ever there was a better time at the movies, it was to be at a John Hughes movie complete with great characters, just plain fun!!! my prayers are with you.
August 08, 2009
He was one of the best directors and writers I have ever known. I would like to thank him for everything what he has given me and the people all over the world. We will never forget him. The family has my condolences and thoughts. From Witten, Germany.
August 08, 2009
you will be missed!!
August 08, 2009
He understood me. I am so sad. My heart goes out to his family.
August 08, 2009
My condolences and sympathy go to the Hughes Family. I had the privilege of celebrating John Jr's marriage to Ruta a few years ago and got to know the family a bit. He was a most gracious and kind man of whom I have always spoken of most highly as I recounted that time in their lives. May he find the same light, happiness and peace with God that he gave to all of us. Peace, Mr Mom, til we meet again.
August 08, 2009
The entertainment industry has lost an indisputable talent. I am a fan of many of his movies and screenplays. Pretty in Pink was one of my favorites.
The family has my condolences and thoughts.
August 08, 2009
I posted this on my Facebook wall:

>"It's a one-year membership in the Jelly-of-the-Month-Club." That line still makes red wine come out of my nose. Thank you, John Hughes, for all the laughs.<

And God bless the Hughes family. Very shocked and saddened upon hearing of John's passing. John, go Blackhawks!
August 08, 2009
John and his older sister, Christine, were my childhood friends in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Times with their great, fun family and John, especially, remain some of my favorite childhood memories.
John's goodness, humor, respect for young people and his feelings about the importance of families as evidenced in his work will endure as a positive American cultural influence.
August 08, 2009
All of those Movies...I'm definitely a product of those times my favorite being "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". What a loss to the industry.

May the family be comforted in fond memories together and in knowing that one day all will "...indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace..."
August 08, 2009
my life would not be the same with out the wonderful 80s movies ...ty John Hughes ...
August 08, 2009
What a great gift John possessed ! We were all so blessed to see his vision in his great movies ! He was a true inspiration to so many people. He will be truly missed. God bless him and his family. May his sould rest in peace.
August 08, 2009
What a talented individual. He will be missed dearly. I loved everything he did and will watch it over and over.
August 08, 2009
Dixon and Frances Barr extend their condolences to John and Marian at the loss of John. We knew John and Marian well while they lived in Lexington, KY and miss them very much. We are so very sorry.
August 08, 2009
Sorry to hear of the news of John's passing, he made me laugh in every movie he made but I think "The Breakfast Club" was my fav.
RIP John Hughes and you will be missed very much.
August 08, 2009
My condolences to the family. I had the honor of being an extra with my daughter in "Baby's Day Out". He was kind and patient. I actually gave some advice on the set to someone and later found out I was talking to Mr. Hughes!! What a great experience!! All his movies were heartfelt, touching, and had some kind of message. He will be missed!!! Thanks for the memories...........
August 08, 2009
My kids grew up with John Hughes movies and I enjoyed them, too. So now, the day will come when you will see him, again, as the good book says, at John 5:28,29 Rest in peace until that time. And remember Psalms 37:11 and 29 We all will want to enjoy that.
August 08, 2009
Because of John Hughes I got into filmmaking. John was before his time.
August 08, 2009
I would like to extend my condolences to the family of John Hughes.
I've enjoyed John's movies over the years. He was a very talented individual who left this Earth way too soon.

Rest In Peace, John Hughes. You will be missed.
August 08, 2009
Thank you for your incredible movies. RIP.
August 08, 2009
We remember John well. The Hughes Family were aour neighbors in Grosse Pointe Michigan. John, and our son Mark were the same age and close friends. John's parents, John and Marion Hughes and their daughters were at each others many times. We extend our sadness and hope all will be well for John's family. God bless them.
August 08, 2009
Thank you for all of your wonderful movies, you gave me a place to fit in when there was no where to go in High School. Rest in piece. <3
August 08, 2009
Daniel 12:2 - "And there will be many of those asleep in the ground of dust who will wake up, these to indefinitely lasting life."

Soon all our loved ones will be resurrected to live in a new paradise earth where death will be no more, neither will pain and suffering.

What a wonder day that will be!
August 08, 2009
It takes a great man to come up with films the way that he did, these movies are great movies that I past down to my kids an they love very much, my thoughts go out to the Family .Gina Sharp
August 08, 2009
My heartfelt condolences to John's family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who have seen his films. He has been a wonderful neighbor in Harvard.
August 08, 2009
Foe John

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
August 08, 2009
to a wonderful writer u will be missed,ur movies were the best and i loved watchin them. john may u rest in peace.
August 08, 2009
John Hughes wrote and directed some of my favorite movies. Most of which I have enjoyed time and time again. My sympathy to his family. May he Rest in Peace.
August 08, 2009
My condolences to the family. I am a big fan of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, I love those movies. They are my two favorite. He will be missed.
August 08, 2009
He was brilliant. The world is a better place for him having been in it! A light brilliant has gone out on earth to be illumined in the heavens ! I looked forward to his movies,always, knowing he would never let me down! Sowith a very heavy heart I offer my condolences to his family.If I may remind us all the Lord gives and the Lord takes away.......
August 08, 2009
Dear Nancy, John, and Jamie,

My deepest condolences on the untimely loss of John. Not only was he a cultural icon who captured the humor and pathos of being a human being, he was a genuinely good man.

He was also a man who clearly treasured his family. I will always remember the gentleness he exhibited with his boys when he brought them in to see the Deer Path schools the summer you returned to Illinois.

The gifts he gave all of us through his writing and films will live on for generations.

May the gift he was to you bring you comfort for the rest of your lives.
August 08, 2009
I don,t know what to say ,besides i,am shocked . I watched all his movies when they first came out it was a big part of my youth when i was going into my teenage years, and what hits home for me the most i just started sharing my interest in Mr .Hughs films with my 4 chidren .You know my Dad and i watched alot of them also ,It,s like a tradition in my Family .He will be Missed . RIP Mr Hughs sir .From Mr Buck and Family
August 08, 2009
16 candles & BC are my two favorite movies from high school!! You will be missed!
August 08, 2009
I loved each and every one of his movies, he truly was my favorite. He did it all better than anyone else I can think of. God bless you John and your family, you will truly be missed.
August 08, 2009
We were very sad to hear of John's passing. We send our love and prayers to his family. We are so sorry for your loss and wish you all our best and hope that the kind words and good thoughts we and so many others send you will be of some comfort. He will be greatly missed but will live forever in our hearts.


(Memory jogger -We became friends with John and his parents and syblings, as they frequented our restaurants in Lexington KY.; Acajou and Le Cafe Francais. John's sister and her family were our neighbors in the 90's - even babysat our children a few times)
August 07, 2009
I absolutely loved being a teen in the 80 and watching all of his movies ,it was like he understood what it was like to be teen when no one else did ,and now that I’m all grown up I’m sharing his movies with my teen sons and they just think that John Hughes is the coolest! With my deepest sympathy to the Hughes family.
August 07, 2009
Thank you Mr. John Hughes for making me live, love, belong and feel. Thank you for your movies. You will always be remenber.
August 07, 2009
I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT WHEN I READ ABOUT MR. HUGH'S PASSING. I LOVED WATCHING HIS MOVIES IN THE 80'S, ESPECIALLY SIXTEEN CANDLES. THANK YOU MR. HUGH'S FOR ALL THE HUMOR AND LAUGHTER. RIP.
August 07, 2009
Mr. Hughes made us laugh and made us cry, sometimes within seconds of each other. When John Candy told Steve Martin that he was homeless, it was one of the most touching moments in movie history. God Bless you always John...you will never be forgotten...especially by us Chicagoans.
August 07, 2009
Thank you.
August 07, 2009
I enjoyed his movies in the 80's and I still do. Whenever I watch cable and switching channels, I may happen to see Sixteen Candles or Breakfast Club, I'll immediately tune in and enjoy my past and relate to those characters. He had a true gift capturing all types of characters from all walks of life. Sincere and innocent. Wonderful memories.
August 07, 2009
John Hughes had a tremendous gift of blending uproarious humor with heartfelt sentimentality. In "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" I was screeching with laughter at John Candy and Steve Martin one moment, and fighting back tears the next. I believe Mr. Hughes had the ability to bring us in touch with the more "damaged" side of his characters, without being heavy handed about it.
The film industry has lost a truly wonderful writer, director and producer. My condolences to his family and friends.
August 07, 2009
I enjoyed all of his movies. He was one of the greats in Holly wood. I know that they will be at a huge loss with out his creativity.
August 07, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 07, 2009
My condolences to the Hughes Family. I enjoyed all of his work. Working at the Drake Hotel,I had the pleasure of meeting the late John Candy and his family when he was here filming Mr Hughes movie Uncle Buck. So sad that he has passed I truly enjoyed the fact that he did his movies in the Chicago area. God Bless you all and to you John Hughes
August 07, 2009
John,
First of all I would like to say to you is thank you for all the great movies you created.I grew all up watching and loving all the movies that you ever made,It is hard to pick a favorite.Your movies related to real life and added a little humor into many dull young lives.I saw into a life that I wanted but felt that I was a part of because of your movies.Yopur legacy will live on. R.I.P We will miss you!!
August 07, 2009
Thank you, John Hughes. My memories of growing up in the eighties are such a reflection of your films. Many milestones in my life can be traced to when your movies came out. My 11 year old daughter will see them, and I can only hope they mean as much to her as they did to me. You defined a generation, and for that, I will always be grateful to you. May you rest in peace.
August 07, 2009
Dear John, my teen years wouldn't have been the same without your movies. I took my first love to see Breakfast Club, and all these years later, as she sleeps silently on the sofa next to me, it is still one of our favourite films. For almost 25 years we have written DYFAM in our cards to each other. I won't forget about you, or your movies either...you will be missed.
August 07, 2009
To the family of John Hughes - he made Chicago proud. He found just the right mix with all of the actors he worked with and will truly be missed. I grew up with his movies and cannot get enough of Sixteen Candles and Breakfast Club. My sister who is 14 years younger than me can still identify with his movies and I'm sure that kids today still see what they have to go through day in and day out in their high school years. He was able to recapture that and make it timeless. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
August 07, 2009
thankyou,your vision embraced a generation
August 07, 2009
John, you have a left us with a legacy of laughter and talent. I appreciated all of the movies you have made and the world will miss you. God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You have left the world a happier place and I will always remember you.
August 07, 2009
oh my god i love the breakfast club!!! that is my favorite movie that is so sad he died because he was FANTASTIC
August 07, 2009
We have lost a legacy in the film industry. The film industry will not be the same without him. I have all of his movies and I never get tired of watching them. All of his movies had some kind of meaning to them. Things that happen in real life. My prayers are with his family. Thank you for all the joy you have given us movie watchers.
August 07, 2009
John, thanks for putting a bit of all of our souls in your films.
August 07, 2009
Thank you, John Hughes, you captured forever the world of my Midwestern youth. Your films are precious historical documents and vivid reminders of your genius ability to see humor in our every day lives. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Thank you, John Hughes. Thank you.
August 07, 2009
Two or three of the films he was involved with would be enough to make anyone a force to be reckoned with in The Hollywood Movie Making industry. The worked he produced was remarkable to say the least. Uncle Buck, Ferris, Planes,Trains and Sixteen Candles rank among my favorite. Thank You For Your Legacy, Mr. Hughes.
August 07, 2009
My condonlences to the family. I was of the age of the actors in the 1980's movies. I thank Mr. Hughes for the fun memories.
August 07, 2009
The best movies every, still have them on VHS - watched most at least 50 times....
August 07, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Hughes family. He brought so much joy to so many. He made growing up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago in the 80's tolerable by helping us see that we are all the same. Thank you.
August 07, 2009
RIP John Huges, not only did I grow up watching and loving your movies but I have most of them on DVD and my daughter is watching and loving them now. I'm sure you will touch many generations to come. You will be forever in our hearts.
August 07, 2009
To the Hughes Family:

I was so saddened to hear of John's sudden passing yesterday. He was my all-time favourite Writer & Director and every film he made was excellent!

May God hold you all in the palm of his hand and give you comfort at this time. May the memories you share of John - his laughter and love - bring you peace in the difficult days ahead.

My prayers and sincerest condolences are with you all.
August 07, 2009
what wonderful movies. you will be missed. i loved ferris buellers day off. as well as the breakfast club.. good wonderful movies.. may you rip
August 07, 2009
Rest in Peace John Hughes (1950-2009): I've enjoyed your fantastic film and there will never be a film director like you… ever!!!
August 07, 2009
August 07, 2009
John Hughs movies,my wife and I enjoyed watching his movies, he could make the magic happen and create the chemisty a movie needed to be successful,a writer of stories who painted his art on the canvis of film, I was hoping he would make some new movies,or remakes of some of his original classics,John we will miss you very much and our thoughts are with your family in this untimely death of a great artist of films.Your movies will last for ever entertaining everyone .
Good bye to the story teller of film !!!!
~ kirk kennedy, st peters, Missouri
August 07, 2009
So many of my favorite movies are yours. You had such a amazing talent, you will be missed but never forgotten!

Everytime I hear 'Don't You Forget About Me' I will think of you..

Rest in Piece
August 07, 2009
Mr. Hughes was a genius and will be truly missed. His work made a lasting impact on my life and I am saddened to hear of his passing. Although taken too early, his legacy will definitely live on!
August 07, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. I loved all of his movies! He will be missed.
August 07, 2009
So sad to lose such a great person, so young, so talented, so sudden. Rest in peace!
Jethro
August 07, 2009
Thank you, Mr. Hughes, for so many great trips to the theater and so many second, third, fourth...showings from the 'ole VCR. An icon is gone.
August 07, 2009
When I would see the name John Hughes I always knew the movie was worth watching. He gave me many wonderful hours of entertainment and several of his movies are in my collection of movies I watch over and over. May God bless your family at this time of loss and sorrow.
August 07, 2009
Rest In Peace Mr. Hughes. Your movies were some of the most influential upon my life and my most favorite films of all time. It saddens me that you have left us, but at least you left a legacy of brilliance for us all to enjoy. God bless good sir.
August 07, 2009
What an incredibly talented man! He made marvelous, believable, great films. He will be missed. RIP Mr. Hughes.
August 07, 2009
i will miss his movies i still watch them to this day and always will he was a great man and very talented movie maker he will be missed
August 07, 2009
I am deepely saddened at the loss of such a genius. If anyone wants to know what life was about in the 80's can watch any of his films during that time. He was our generation's voice through film. He is already missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. God bless..
August 07, 2009
I wonder if John Hughes had the slightest notion of how beloved he and his films are. I remember going to the Chicago premiere of Sixteen Candles, and seeing some cast members in the aisles. After seeing that amazing movie, I thought, "This guy is really onto something." He "got" it. He really did.

Blessings and condolences to his family.
August 07, 2009
"Bueller, Bueller?? Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious."

Best line ever. My little one can recite by memory.

" Thank you, Simone."
August 07, 2009
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Hughes family. Your father helped me find my way in a lot of ways when I was a young man. He touched on feelings and emotions that many young people of my generation felt while watching his films. Thank you.
August 07, 2009
"Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?" Gosh, John Hughes movies were a staple of my childhood and I still love them and watch them repeatedly today. Rest in Peace Mr. Hughes. You are in a better place.
August 07, 2009
What a great and brilliant man! I have always enjoyed the "Brat Pack" films. God bless you and your family.
August 07, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hughes family in this great time of loss. As a teenager I fell in love with "The Breakfast Club", "Sixteen Candles" and "Pretty in Pink". I have all of them and continue to watch them over and over. Some of my favorite actors stared in those movies and I have continued to watch them in different roles over the years. I'm sure John will be missed greatly by family and fans for years to come.
August 07, 2009
I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of one of Hollywood's greatest talents. I enjoyed all his movies which can always bring a smile to my face. Ferris Bueller has always been a favorite of mine and now it holds a even more special place in my heart. I wish I could have expressed to him personally what his work has meant to a movie buff like me.
August 07, 2009
His films are part of our collective consciousness. The number of people who are greatly saddened by his passing has brought this to light in a way no amount of blogs, chats, & tweets possibly could.

Our thoughts are with his friends & family during this difficult time.
August 07, 2009
He was a great filmmaker. His movies made the 80's very enjoyable.
August 07, 2009
He will be missed...
August 07, 2009
He was so amazing, he is and always will be an iconic genious!!!his movies are amazing and Im sure he was a truly amazing man!! He will be missed by all..Hes an inspiration to all
August 07, 2009
I am so saddened by this news, Hughes played a large, if vicarious, role in my youth. I am one of those kids who related to those films and spent my teens quoting the catchphrases (I never wanted Molly's boots, though.).... and those my age will know exactly what I mean when I say I feel as if they just knocked down the Pallie....
My heartfelt sympathy to his friends and family and my heartfelt thanks for a body of work that still offers laughter and tugs of recognition.
August 07, 2009
I can oly respond in a way that gives John Hughes's own words back to him.

"Ferris Buellar, you're my hero."
August 07, 2009
we will miss you in big old ky.
August 07, 2009
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with John for the past 14 years (through his farm that he enjoyed so much). When we first met I admit I was more than a little star struck (I grew up in the 80's), but after getting to know him, that all faded and John Hughes just became John, my friend. He truly was a wonderful and kind person that I always looked forward to talking to. He had such a quick, twisted, sarcastic and amazing sense of humor that never ceased to amazed me. I was always in awe of his talent. The world has lost a beautiful human being and I have a hole in my heart on the loss of my friend. I hope Nancy, the boys and grandkids can find strength in knowing that he meant so much to so many people. I know I'm a better person for knowing him. I'll really miss you John...I already do.
August 07, 2009
The Breakfast Club got me through adolescence. Thanks from this once disaffected youth who was made to feel a little less alone by your work. Know peace.
August 07, 2009
ME AND MY WIFE SHARE MANY TEARS AND LAUGHS BECAUSE OF YOUR MOVIES!!! THANK U FOR THE MEMORIES U WILL BE MISSED...
August 07, 2009
Very tragic... John Hughes was a genius and truly in touch with the American psyche. He will be greatly missed !
August 07, 2009
Thank you for all of the memories and for defining a generation. Rest in peace. God bless.
August 07, 2009
Very sorry to hear the news...Thinking of your family and your dearest friends...

Uncle Buck is so like my brother, the movie is one of my favorites...thank you
August 07, 2009
Thank you, John. Your talent is indelibly stamped on my mind; the legacies of your understanding, humor, mind, compassion, and the movies that you made will live on. You brought some of the most memorable times for me in the midst of hellish years. You were a true original. I wish you peace and an eternity of joy, creating without limitation.

To your family: I am saddened at this news and for your sorrow. I pray for peace and comfort for you.
August 07, 2009
Very sorry to hear the news...what an amazing life...Thinking of your family and your dear friends...
August 07, 2009
For John

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
August 07, 2009
I was in high school in the 80s and loved the movies based on characters who were around my age. "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" were my favorites. I also loved "She's Having a Baby", when it came out. I could identify with "Pretty in Pink". I think the situation shown in that movie existed or exists in every school in the country. To this day, if I know one of these movies is coming on or if I come across one while channel surfing, I'll stop and watch, whether it's at the beginning, the middle or the end. That's just how good those movies are.

My condolences to his family, his friends, and all the wonderful, talented actors who had the pleasure to work with him.
August 07, 2009
I am truly saddened by the loss of John Hughes. I think his movies are a large part of the reason why I adore Chicago and the North Shore - there's a proudness and connection there. You can't drive through the area and not think of John and his movies. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Hughes family.
August 07, 2009
He knew how to portray the 70's and 80's on film better than anyone. Violence was not the center theme. The Frank Cappra of his era. Indeed, thanks for the memories John.
August 07, 2009
Thank you for all of your great movies. I love all of them. Rest In Peace.
August 07, 2009
I love all your moveis thank you for sharding your talent with all

Margaret Z
August 07, 2009
My condolences to the Hughes family. Just wanted to say thank you for all of the memories that your movies have given me.

You and your talents will truly be missed.
August 07, 2009
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY. REST IN PEACE JOHN.
August 07, 2009
You made our lives better through your visions of genius. Heaven has a place for you.....
August 07, 2009
I am saddened by the idea that you wont be making anymore movies. I'm quite sure my family, friends, and I only survived the eighties because of you. You understood and taught us to accept people as they are not as we assume they will be. God blessed us and I hope he's blessed you and your family. I am so sorry for your family's loss and would truly like to thank them for sharing you with all of us in the first place. I hope God helps your family heal and relieves the burden on their hearts. God bless you John Hughes and Thank you!
August 07, 2009
My sincerest condolences to the family, of one of the greatest coming of age movies that myself and many others loved.
August 07, 2009
I want to extend my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of John Hughes. His movies will always have a very special place in my heart and in my life. He and his artistry will be sorely missed.
August 07, 2009
To the Hughes' Family, I was very saddened to hear the news, along with my entire family. I personally feel that John Hughes Directed and Produced the best movies ever. I never felt so happy and normal viewing all his films.One can tell what type of person he was. Thank you for sharing him with the world. Sincerely, Barbara Blake of Winthrop, Ma.
August 07, 2009
First, my condolences to the Hughes family. Your husband,father, friend will not soon be forgotten.

I grew up on John Hughes movies. They were a true reflection of what was going on in high school at the time. He was the first person to understand what the 80's teen culture was going through and he depicted it precisely on the screen.

I still own many of his 80's movie hits and have the Simple Minds song on my Ipod - "Don't You Forget About me." By far Mr. Hughes was the most influential (behind the scenes) man during my teenage years. I know when I grow old I will always reflect upon the things I enjoyed in my youth. The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink will be forever etched in those fond memories.

Thank you Mr. Hughes for creating films that touched lives and brought joy to so many. The legacy of your films will live on and trancend time just like your memory.
August 07, 2009
He will be truly missed. Loved all his films. May he rest in Peace.
August 07, 2009
He will be truly missed. Loved all his films. May he rest in Peace.
August 07, 2009
Thanks for bring it home.
August 07, 2009
I am grateful to Mr. Hughes for his teen insight with the earlier films. I was not allowed to watch much tv, but know that Pretty in Pink and the Breakfast Club were among my favorites. His family must have been very proud of him..My sympathy goes out to the family..
Farmington, NM
August 07, 2009
I am so sorry to hear about your passing. Rest with the angels.
August 07, 2009
Our condolences go out to the Family of John Hughes and the entertainment world. He was a mastermind in the art of entertainment that will be greatly missed. He touched many lives with his talent and for that we are all truly grateful.
August 07, 2009
OMG!! What can I say I love every movie Mr.Hughes has done especially my all time favorite Sixteen Candles. May God bless the Hughes Family, he will be greatly missed.
August 07, 2009
I am so sorry to hear about this. There have been so many high moments in my life that tie to his movies. From watching them with my bro, with my entire family, girlfriends and best friends. Your work will be missed but your legacy is secure.
August 07, 2009
THANKS FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES FROM YOUR OUTSTANDING MOVIES AND WONDERFUL WRITINGS THAT CAPTURED AN INNOCENT TIME IN OUR LIVES.
August 07, 2009
I had the rare pleasure of meeting John Hughes a couple of times at Chicago Blackhawks hockey games, once when I arranged for actor John Candy to come to a game and meet privately with the Wirtz family (owners of the team). John Hughes could not have been nicer for someone from an industry not known for kindness.

His loss at such a young age is large, especially for his family. His work in films remains for us to enjoy the rest of our lives.
August 07, 2009
what an amazing story teller for my generation..just can't seem to find the right words for the loss i feel..and all my sympathy to the family of this wonderful poet!..the Breakfast Club remains my personal favorite! my brother and I quote many of the films, mostly Planes, trains, Auto. I thank you Mr. Hughes for doing what you did best..and for making My Life just a bit happier with each film release. God Speed and much Peace!
August 07, 2009
A marvelous contribution - for that, many are thankful.
August 07, 2009
A GREAT /FUNNY/CREATIVE GENIUS CREATOR HAS LEFT US TO A
GREAT NEW WORLD/HIS CREATIVITY WAS GENIUS! LOVED ALL OF
HIS MOVIES & ALWAYS CAN'T WAIT FOR A NEW MOVIE TO COME
OUT!!!! NO THERE WILL BE NONE & MR HUGHES WILL BE SADLY
MISSED
A COUPLE IN DUBLIN, OHIO
August 07, 2009
You will be deeply missed. You helped me get through the 80's, when I felt alone as a teenager.
August 07, 2009
I grew up with Mr. Hughes' movies. My deepest sympathy to the family.
August 07, 2009
My heart sank yesterday when I heard this news of his passing. My thoughts are with his family. Please know that the world mourns with you as I know many people feel he was a part of our lives through his movies. To this day my entire family loves the movies that I grew up loving. I could quote a line from just about any one of his movies if asked. He will be missed by all. Thanks for the memories!
August 07, 2009
Thank you for your great work. My generation lost a great director. May the Lord comfort and strengthen your family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in Peace....
August 07, 2009
To the Family, May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
August 07, 2009
Nancy,

My deepest compassion and sympathy for you and your family’s loss.
August 07, 2009
"The Breakfast Club". Need I say more? When I met the man I now share my life with, that was our movie. Even now in our media room the movie poster is what hangs above our couch. John will always be remembered. We were both saddened to hear of the loss. To paraphrase from the song, we will never forget about him!
August 07, 2009
I simply can't believe this has happened. The Breakfast Club is my favorite movie of all time and to know that we have lost the man who brought this to us is so sad. His movies were a big part of my childhood and teen years. He will be greatly missed!
"They think he's a righeous dude!"
-Ferris Bueller's Day Off
August 07, 2009
May God bless you Mr. Hughes. Your movies were a big part of my life. Thank you. May you truely rest in peace. My prayers are with your family.
August 07, 2009
My family and I are so saddened that John Hughes has left us too soon. His legacy of movies often with funny stories, characters and an uplifting moral twist at the end will be terribly missed. He was sort of a modern day Frank Capra for the 1980-90's; we were looking forward to more of the same, sadly John Hughes was taken way too soon. A tragic loss to the movie industry and fans. God rest his soul. We will greatly miss your movie genius.
August 07, 2009
My condolences to the Hughes family. I had the pleasure of meeting John Hughes while I worked at the Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest in the 90's. Anytime, even to this day if I need to be cheered up I watch Uncle Buck...that was one of my favorites. Thank you from all of us that grew up in the 80's!
August 07, 2009
John Hughes was the definition of teenage life in the 80's. I can't even remember how many times me and my sister watched 16 Candles. He definitley was in the head of every teenager. I plan to watch all of his movies again with my daughter. What a terrible loss.
August 07, 2009
We were very good frinds with John's parents when they lived in Lansing, MI at the time when John was born. We remined friends and saw them many times after they left Lansing. We would like to contact them. Could we have an address or phone #? Our most sincere sympathy and love to all. Betsy and Rex Sessions
August 07, 2009
Hanging out in the local mall and waiting for the movies to start. These were great times for my friends and I. Your movies were a huge part of my life growing up in eighties and seeing your influence as we all walked the halls of our high schools back than.

Thanks
August 07, 2009
Our deepest sympathies to John's family. I have never before been compelled to write in a remembrance book, but John Hughes films are everything that mean teenage memories to my husband and I. What a phenomenal legacy.
August 07, 2009
To the Hughes Family,sorry for your loss,John was a great director and a movie genius. He will be missed and may his spirit live on to make more awsome movies. Rest In Peace John Hughes
August 07, 2009
So sorry to hear this, I am a great fan of Mr. Hughes ... .he definitely helped define a generation.
August 07, 2009
Hughes family & friends,
I am very sorry for your loss. John Hughes films made the 80's what they were, and they were "awesome"! I cannot imagine what my teen years would have been like without those films.
August 07, 2009
My deepest sympathy to Mr. Hughes family and friends. I always wanted to live in a "John Hughes" movie. His vision and point of view will be missed by all of us.
August 07, 2009
To The Family of John ---
We all knew he was a genius since the days he sequestered himself in his office at Leo Burnett and then came up with brilliant ideas. His talent and insight will be missed.
Ellen
Coral Springs, FL
August 07, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. He made the movies that ARE my adolescence. The Breakfast Club was the best, I still know every line by heart! Rest In Peace John, you will be missed.
Not Gone...Gone On.
August 07, 2009
How I met John Hughes...

In 2006 I was owner/operator of a coffee shop in Lake Forest, Ill. One day, a man walked in and told me that he came in over the weekend and an employee fixed him a drink that he didn't know the name of but loved, and gave me a description. I assumed it was a cappuccino that was served to him. I made him the drink and he sat down at a table and I tended to other customers. After a while he came back to the counter and started talking about coffee and how after he quit smoking, coffee had become his addiction. We chated for a bit and, as I always did with customers, I put my hand out and introduced myself," My name is Marina Jakubowski" He shook my hand and said, "I'm John Hughes." It took a while for it to sink in that I was chatting with one of my favorite directors. We continued to talk for a bit and he had another cup and went on his way. He became a regular at the coffee shop, always being kind and chatting with us behind the counter, telling stories of some of his movies and expieriences.

One of my favorites was a conversation he had with Joe Pesci about the script for "Home Alone". Joe was using expletives about having a kid hitting him wiht a paint can and torturing him, but he couldn't swear at him or hit him. John told him, "Joe this is a family film, you can't do that." I won't give the dialouge here (not appropriate) but when John went off into the impression of Joe Pesci, I was rolling. He sounded just like him in the "Goodfellas" role. This coming from the very soft spoken and somewhat quiet man that I had known for a for a few months.

I could go on for pages of the stories he told me, but that would take up alot of space.

I would just like to that I'm sorry for the loss of this amazing man to his family and friends. And to say thank you to John for some of the best memories from those conversations at the coffee shop.

John, aside from creating some of best movies from my youth, you have given me one of my favorite life stories, meeting you...the real you. I will always remember you, the stories and that first cappuccino.

Thank You!!
August 07, 2009
AS Canadians we thank you for all the wonderful and caring movies that you have shared with us over the years. Our heartfelt thanks that helped us raise our kids and watch these amazing movies with them. Our throughts and prayers go out to the famuly. You have allowed us to be part of your family values and ideas.

Sincerely:

Margaret Simpson
Kingston Ontario
Canada
August 07, 2009
The Breakfast Club ~ is an all time classic. There is something about that movie that will draw you to it everytime it is on TV...at least that is how it is for me.. thank you for bringing this to us... rest in peace
August 07, 2009
Rest in peace.Thanks for giving me so many happy memories from the 80's.
August 07, 2009
Wow-he helped define a generation, an era, and brought Chicago to the world! His legacy will only grow as his classics will never go away.
August 07, 2009
So sorry to family and friends. Doc Roe (Armin Sage Roe)
August 07, 2009
To the Family of John Hughes. My sympathy goes to your family, he will live on in his movies.
August 07, 2009
To the family of John Hughes...His memory and creativity will live on forever in some of the most quotable films ever made. His loss is shared by many.
August 07, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear about John. Please. write with family addresses We well also have his movies to rember him by. My best to family and all his friends and fans. Bunny Too (Bunny Gray 10955 Barefoot Acres Lane Lansing Mich. 48911 517 6460220) Don't know if you heard but Mom died about a year ago Bunny Smith.
August 07, 2009
Thank you John Hughes for making this world a funnier and more tolerable place and now may you rest in peace.
August 07, 2009
Thanks for the great movies! My personal favorite is the breakfast club and Ferris Buellers's day off
August 07, 2009
MY FAVORITE WAS HOME ALONE ,HE IS A GREAT WRITER, MAY GOD BE WITH HIS FAMILY DURING THESE HARD TIMES MAY THERE MEMORIES BRANG THEM COMFRONT GOD BLESS.REST IN PEACE.
August 07, 2009
Growing up the in 80s, I saw many John Hughes films and they remain firm favorites. These were the movies you watched again, and again and again. And they were great. So were the soundtracks. I'm all grown up now, but that didn't stop me from buying Some Kind of Wonderful at the age of 40 last year. I extend my sincere sympathies to the family of John Hughes. I hope that you can take some small comfort in knowing that so many people love and remember his work.
August 07, 2009
Thank You for helping me dream and realizing that I would make it through the awkward teenage years. I now share your work with my children and they have become devoted fans as well.I loved always having one character that I could relate to or pretend to be...
August 07, 2009
We first wish our condolences to Mr. Hughes' family. As a society, we lost one of the greatest directors of our generation, but you lost something even more important. Please know that God has a plan for everything and John is probably now involved in the direction of that plan. He gave our culture not only wonderful movies, but something tangible that each one of us could reach out, grab, and call his or her own. Everyone who watched his movies could relate to one character or another. Watching The Breakfast Club, I could give a classmate's name to each character (although I was kind of a blend between Brian and Andrew:-) John just had a knack for portraying true America like nobody had done or probably will ever do again. For this we will forever be grateful. We wish strength to the Hughes family in this most difficult time.
August 07, 2009
This is beyond tragedy. John Hughes defined a generation in the '80's that will never be re-written or told again. This is a loss beyond words. Long live his work. There will never be another person on this planet like him. R.I.P.
August 07, 2009
I was in high school when the movies came out. Watching Sixteen Candles and hoping that she will get the popular guy. This movie and other movies from Uncle Buck to Ferris Bueller's Day off will always be remembered. Even now, my friends and I still quote lines.
Thank you for making these movies that will remain forever etched in my teenage years.
August 07, 2009
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, my teen angst all rolled up in two films! John Hughes, you will be missed! So young 59 years
August 06, 2009
Your work inspired me as a filmmaker and helped me through the teenage 80's. Your work is what modern day teenage films aspire to be. You set the standard in your films and how you made them. Thanks for all your hard work and being you John. God bless and I hope your family finds comfort. Thanks again. You are greatly missed
August 06, 2009
To the family of John Hughes. I'm so sorry for your loss. He will always live in his movies. He was a film genius. Well done my friend.

M.Waddell
Spartanburg, S.C.
August 06, 2009
i couldn't even imagine my teenage years without john hughes'films. they were genious!!! pretty in pink being my favorite!!!! it wasn't just movies he made...it was pop culture. the fashions, the music,the hairstyles and of course, "the cliques". so many others produce teenage films, but he was the only one who "got it".....that is why they were so amazing;so memorable! heartfelt condolences to his family and may they find comfort in knowing that he will forever live on through his movies.
August 06, 2009
rest in peace. the 80's would not have the same without you
August 06, 2009
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was like the best feel good movie ever. Every time it comes on, I watch at least part of it. My condolences to his family,and those he worked closely with.
August 06, 2009
My sincere condolences to your family and friends. I loved your movies, I think Sixteen Candles is my favorite. Rest in peace.
August 06, 2009
I was both shocked and saddened in hearing about the death of John Hughes. I loved all of his movies, espescially Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Home Alone and Sixteen Candles.

I think his movies best represented the spirit of the 1980's.

You will be missed, Mr. Hughes.
August 06, 2009
By far the most influencial director of the 1980's. His movies will be embedded in my mind as the epitome of outstanding direction and thought. I...no shall I say WE ALL are greatful for the movies you produced. Rest in peace my friend.
August 06, 2009
I was very sad to hear of your passing. Loved Breakfast Club above all other movies of the 80s! You will be missed.
August 06, 2009
Those of us lucky enough to grow up in the 80's will remember your films as a part of their youth. There are few film lovers out there without one of your treasures in their collection. God Speed.
August 06, 2009
His films will always remain timeless and somehow apply to how everyone grew up no matter what decade. As a film student, I believe that his screenplays are some of the most intricately character driven stories every written for the screen, yet somehow simple to the viewer.
August 06, 2009
I grew up constantly hearing, "When Cameron was in Egypt's land... let my Cameron go." John Hughes will always have a huge place in the retelling of my past because of all the quotes, people, and music he used in his movies. He sparked the 80's genre and his movies make it one of the greatest generations. Even today as a teacher I can begin a sentence from one of his movies, and my students can finish the quote. My condolences go to his family.
August 06, 2009
You will be missed John, Thanks for everything.
August 06, 2009
Our family truly enjoyed every movie that you have given us. Thank you for great entertainment and giving us some relief from our everyday concerns. Our sympathy goes out to all the family.
August 06, 2009
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris

Many thanks to John Hughes for sharing his amazing talent with the world.
There is an uncanny perfection to his portrayal of American youth. It moved us all -- I don't imagine we'll ever see another as good as Mr. Hughes.

Condolences from a LFHS alum to all of John's family and friends.
August 06, 2009
Loved all your work, thank you!
May you be at peace.
For the Hughes family: sorry for your loss.
August 06, 2009
Thanks John! RIP
Chicago
August 06, 2009
Mr. Hughes, you have touched millions with your creative, inspiring work. To this day, I quote your movies, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" and "Uncle Buck" all the time. I cry every time I watch these movies, and your work has been greatly appreciated throughout my life.

You will always be remembered for your wit, your view of simple life, and how your movies affected others.

Rest in peace!

Robert A. Winkler - Keller, TX
August 06, 2009
Nancy:

I am so sorry to read and hear about John. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and you family.
August 06, 2009
Thanks for some of my favorite movies... rest in peace !!
August 06, 2009
"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles"
is one of those comedy all-time classics that
crack you up every time you see
it, and it has heart and tenderness besides, without being "embarrassed" by the sweetness. I have never stopped laughing at it. It just stays funny Thanks, John Hughes
August 06, 2009
Your films were "genius" - well done!
August 06, 2009
As a 1986 HS Grad, John's films are a huge part of my teen years. I will forever love 16 Candles and Pretty in Pink. Sending my deepest sympathy to John's family and letting them that his movies helped me through some tough teenage times. Rest in peace John.
--Lisa in Delaware
August 06, 2009
There are a few things I knew about John.
He loved his wife, Nancy.
He loved his sons, John and Jamie.
He loved his friends, and kept them close.
He loved working with actors, and putting a smile on the faces of the people he worked with and the audience that revered his product.
He loved Chicago.
He hated the Hollywood B.S.
I am most proud of the fact that I was able to work on more than a half dozen of his films with him.
His body of work has set a standard that leaves all of us in awe. He got it. He understood people. He knew what made us tick.
We love you, John. Always will.
August 06, 2009
It's a sad day. Mr John Hughes was a man who influenced a generation, not to mention a family...mine. I grew up on the North side of Chicago with his movies always in the background and we still quote them at family gatherings today. Our deepest sympathies to your family. God Bless.
August 06, 2009
Heartfelt condolences to the Hughes family. Mr. Hughes, thank you for the wonderful memories, you made my teen years bearable.
August 06, 2009
My adolescence was eased by his entertaining and truthful movies. There is no doubt that his films will endure but to his loved ones I am deeply sorry.
August 06, 2009
My most favorite movies as a teenager were Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club and Ferris Buellers Day Off. I continue to watch these movies with my children today. Mr. John Hughes was a very talented man and will truly be missed. Thank-you for such great entertainment that will continue to live on. My Sympathies to his family. I hope wonderful memories help sustain you during this time.
August 06, 2009
He defined our generation of 80's high school graduates. He pulled us together through film and never slowed down one bit through the years. We are better people because he lived.
August 06, 2009
I spent many many years making films with this wonderful talented man. Our hearts go out to Nancy, the boys and there children. Your contribution to the Chicago film industry will never die or be forgotten. Godspeed John..
August 06, 2009
Ferris Beuller & Breakfast club were my favourite movies of the 80's. He was a great director and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to his family.
August 06, 2009
Godspeed, Mr. Hughes. Your movies helped to inspire my generation and that will never be lost.
August 06, 2009
I've been a fan of John Hughes for years.

As a director and writer I believe that he was able to combine comedy with a powerful gift for telling a story in a compelling way.

Every film of his I have seen has given me memories, laughs, and I actually felt for the characters.

A sad day.
August 06, 2009
Some of the best films I can remember from being a teenager. I'm glad my daughter appreciates them as much as I did. We'll miss his talent.
August 06, 2009
I enjoy John Hughes movies from the 1980s and still like watching as it takes me back to a time when i grew up. Mr. Hughes had a great way to develope films and characters. You will be missed, but, not forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

R-I-P John Hughes
August 06, 2009
You will be missed. Growing up on the North Shore of Chicago, I loved his movies then and still do today. I grew up in the 80's and today I can watch the movies with my son. My favorites are Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It's nice to have movies that the family can enjoy together.
August 06, 2009
John, you changed my life and helped make so many memories with my family! As kids, and adults, we spent countless hours spouting lines from those movies. You have no idea how much farther your reach has gone than your grasp. Rest in peace.
August 06, 2009
He made high school in the 80s funny and memorable to everyone who grew up in that era, including myself.

I will dedicate this weekend to watching his movies.

Thank you, John Hughes!

Rest in peace
August 06, 2009
Nothing less than a big bummer. It's really too bad that Hughes never felt he had more films in him. I watched him film some of Uncle Buck at the old New Trier by Loyola. I always loved the fact that his movies took place in my hometown, Northbrook (aka, Shermer, IL 60062). My friends at GBN had great stories of the Breakfast Club cast attending classes to study for their roles. Hughes films not only spoke to my experiences as a teen in the 80s, but actually seemed a real part of my existence then. What a great legacy.
August 06, 2009
rest well
August 06, 2009
Even though I was in my early 30's, my children loved all your movies from the eighties. I have such great memories of all of us watching them together. I still watch them today when they come on. Sixteen candles, Weird science and Home alone were family favorites. Thank you Mr. Hughes for a lifetime of memories.
August 06, 2009
John's movies documented my teenage years, helped many of us make sense of life and helped us learn to laugh at those things that seemed earth-shattering as teens, in ways that no one else did. He was a genius.
August 06, 2009
John Hughes was the reason I got into show business. Whenever any of his movies comes on TV, I will watch it, despite the fact that I've seen them all hundreds of times. His movies, stories, characters and words are timeless. The world mourns one of the biggest talent ever. I am very sad.
August 06, 2009
What a loss for all of us. We were sure proud of this hometown boy and his talent. His credits speak for themselves. Our prayers to his family.
August 06, 2009
To one if not the best "chicago guy" thanks for the film memories that made our city great.
August 06, 2009
Although I am slightly older than Mr. Hughes, I was an absolute fan of his films and his humor. Sixteen Candles was one of the greatest comedies about coming of age ever written (I know because I wrote one in the late 70's that bombed!). I did not know Mr. Hughes, but his death has struck me rather harder than I might have imagined. It has made me quite sad, in fact. Bits and pieces of his movies are rushing through my head. I'm smiling.

I hope his years back in Illinois were happy for him and for his family. I'm glad he had such a great success. I was never envious of him because he was a genuine talent and genuine talent should be rewarded. My heart goes out to his family. Godspeed his soul,

Ned Wynn
August 06, 2009
John Hughes made some of the best movies for families and young adults to enjoy. It also was clear that he loved Chicago. Hats off to you, John, for bringing millions such wonderful entertainment. You will be missed, but always remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hughes family during this difficult time.
August 06, 2009
John, you will be missed dearly. Thank you for making some wonderful movies that made for some wonderful memories. My deepest sympathy to your family. God Bless.
August 06, 2009
My family was always brought together by Mr. Hughes' films. Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Home Alone--We loved them all and they served not only as a source of entertainment, but as an important familial bond. Thank you.
August 06, 2009
He was a marvelous film director. Home Alone is a holiday favorite at our house. To dismiss it because of the violence is to miss the point. The best scream in film history by daniel stern with a tarantula on his face. An amazing scene in the church with a wise Mcauley Culkin advising the neighbor about his son. His mom's reaction upon arriving home and the scene from the window with the neighbor and his son. He will be missed. I absolutely loved him.
August 06, 2009
Having been an extra in Sixteen Candles and being seen in numerous scenes, I will always be grateful to you for allowing me to be involved in your work. I will never forget that record breaking hot summer working at the High School, the church and the party scene used for filming Sixteen off Skokie on the Edens Expressway. Thanks for the jokes and kindness, you will not be forgotten.
August 06, 2009
Im so sad right now.How much he made me smile.
August 06, 2009
My most memorable times spent in a movie theater were watching John Hughes' films. Mr. Hughes was a true artist who never failed to amuse and entertain in a clean cut, humorous fashion. As a life long Chicagoan, I loved the use Mr. Hughes made of Chicago as a backdrop for so many of his films. The world has lost a giant in the film industry and by all accounts a wonderful man.
August 06, 2009
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the world! You will be missed by all who ever laughed at any of your movies.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
God bless you John and your family
August 06, 2009
For John

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
August 06, 2009
To the Hughes Family Johns movies helped me adjust and laugh as I served in the Military overseas in the 80's. I am very sorry for your loss.
August 06, 2009
I saw Sixteen Candles with my best friend the summer I turned 16. Every time I see that movie, it brings me back to that time. May John rest in peace, and may his family take comfort in knowing how much he is loved by so many people.
August 06, 2009
My sincere condolences to John Hughes family. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. BREAKFAST CLUB was shown at a movie in the park a few months ago and about ten of us in our 50's went. It was as enjoyable then as when it first opened. What a great talent.
August 06, 2009
his insight into youth and the years of maturing, was truly beautifuly exhibited in his productions. and most of it was without much gore, swearing or vile behaviors too! clean minds create better works! condolences to his family and friends.
August 06, 2009
His movies were the reason I wanted to move to and live in Chicago. I remember when I was a child in the 80's driving up to Chicago and the North Shore with my family or friends searching for movie locations. Even still, when I have guests visit from out of town, I always take them on the "John Hughes Tour". His movies inspired me in so many ways to be the person I am today. Chicago has lost a true legend.
August 06, 2009
Thank you for sharing so much of your talent with so many. I will be praying for those you leave behind, John Hughes. Thank you for your legacy of work.
August 06, 2009
A true 80's legend!

I can't imagine my teen years without John Hughes's films...he captured teens so well. Rest in peace and my prayers go to your family.

A fan in Alice Springs, Australia
August 06, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 06, 2009
Celebrate the rich life of John Hughes achievements: We feel his work is part of our culture now, but regret your early family loss, and mourn the passing of such expressive genius and humanity--Condolences.
August 06, 2009
I loved your movies and the creativity you gave, you will always be remembered.

My heart goes out to John's family and friends at this time and in the days ahead.
August 06, 2009
To the Hughes Family, my deepest condolences. John's films helped me through my HS and College years, he brought a lot of joy to my life, as well as to others, may he rest in peace.
August 06, 2009
...anybody!...anybody!...anybody!...who can forget Ferris Bueller?
...anybody!...anybody!...anybody!
August 06, 2009
As soon as I saw the name John Hughes on a movie credit, I knew I was in for a real treat. My favorite was Planes, Trains& automobiles. My family watches it every thanksgiving. Oh how we will miss you. So sorry to family!
August 06, 2009
My family and I moved away from Chicago and whenever we get homesick we watch John Hughes' films. Thank you for giving us wonderful memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
August 06, 2009
Your movies were always my favorite! I think you made the teenage years more bearable for me. I knew I wasnt alone in my angst.
August 06, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Hughes' untimely death. His movies were the soundtrack to my teen years. I am grateful he shared his talent with us.
August 06, 2009
I just had a milestone Birthday and when I look back at the best memories I think about my friends and I going to see the John Hughes films. Great memories in Chicago seeing the best films ever made! Sixteen Candles...CLASSIC!
August 06, 2009
Thank you for many of the wonderful moments of my youth.
August 06, 2009
We are so sorry to hear of John Hughes death. His movies are wonderful and are watched again and again. He will be missed terribly! John and his family are in our prayers.

Patricia @ Michele Brennan, Henderson,Nv. (Formerly Chicago)
August 06, 2009
Having grown up in the 80's in Northbrook, IL, John Hughes' movies have always held a very special place in my heart. This is truly the end of an era. He will be sorely missed and forever loved.
August 06, 2009
As a man who came of age in the eighties, all I can say is ---

Thanks for the memories and the laughs, John. May you rest in peace and may your family find comfort in the millions of people who will miss you and the works you've done.
August 06, 2009
Betsy,

I was so sorry to hear about John. My thoughts are very much with you and your family. I hope you are all coping as well as possible.
August 06, 2009
Miss you John as you were the greatest....
August 06, 2009
What he gave us, was a lot of fun and entertainment on film. Young or old, he made movies that were enjoyable for so many, and for all us from Illinois (Chicago and the burbs), he really made movies that were memorable for us. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will be missed by so many.
August 06, 2009
The world has lost one of the most talented and decent human being as reflected in his great movies and we will certainly miss him. Our family sincerely will remember him in our prayers to his family.
August 06, 2009
My deepest symthopty to the lost of this man the Song Sixteen Candles was and will always be my most faviote song. May God Bless and Keep your Love One Strong Sir till we all meet again Guarden Angel. Rest in Peace
August 06, 2009
Very sorry to hear of John Hughes passing. My condolences to his family & friends. Like most, I have seen every one of his movies! Huge loss for us fans as well. RIP John....
August 06, 2009
When I was about 14 or 15 they were filming Ferris Bueller's Day off in my home town. My friend and I went up to see the action, and got to meet Mr. Hughes. My friend asked if we could be extras, and somehow in the middle of his busy set he got us connected with the casting agency, and we really got to be extras, in the parade scene. That is a very special memory, thank you very much Mr. Hughes! What a thoughtful man.
August 06, 2009
I loved your movies. I fell in love with Chicago because of John Hughes and the Bears,of course. My favorite has to be Uncle Buck.I love the scene where Buck goes down to the school and tells the miserable principal off.I miss John Candy too. You guys are going to have a blast up there.
August 06, 2009
Thank you for such Wonderful Movies and the memories that go with them!!!
August 06, 2009
God Bless, to one of my great inspirations.
August 06, 2009
God gifted John with a special talent which reached and touched many people
His movies were enjoyable and fun for
my family. You will be missed My Prayers and condolences go out to Your Family and Close friends.
August 06, 2009
I will always remember the great movies that you produced the best of the best you will be greatly missed.Sincerly your one of many admiring fans..... Shelly
August 06, 2009
It Is such a blow to me,that John Hughes has passed,until I thought of It this way:The Good Lord wanted use the talents of this genius,In that great heavenly beyond,for a wider range. I would be more than all day listing the things he accomplished,but foremost,now,Is letting the rest of the Hughes family know that he's with the Lord Jesus,In the presence of God,so there Is no need to fear,yet I still pray for comfort all family,and friends. With Love In Christ,Johnny Harjo,Clarksville,Tennessee
August 06, 2009
Rest in Peace! You enteratined a lot of us kids of the 80's!
August 06, 2009
My thoughts are with you Nancy. John was certainly one of a kind. He is probably sharing jokes with Larry like he always used to. Larry died 10 years ago at age 49. I will always remember the good times and middle of the night phone calls. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.

Candace Mildenburg Allshouse, Chandler, AZ
August 06, 2009
My condolences....
His work was amazing... One of a kind.
This world could use more movies like his. They are Good.
August 06, 2009
I am so sorry for the Hughes family. Mr. Hughes films touched my generation like no other. They made me laugh and they made me cry. I will offer a prayer whenever I see one again.
August 06, 2009
I was lucky to be invited to the premiere of Home Alone in Chicago with all the stars in attendance. It was a $1 million event and absolutely unforgettable! Hughes loved Chicago!
August 06, 2009
My husband and I were just talking about some of his movies the other day. He can watch "The Breakfast Club" all weekend long and I "Uncle Buck"...LOL.

He was a wonderful writer.

It brings back old memories of high school when I watch his movies.

There will never be another writer like him.

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
August 06, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 06, 2009
Thanks for the wonderful films. You made us all feel a little less insane by showing us that there were plenty of people out there who had even stranger issues than we do.
August 06, 2009
Unfortunately, no one will ever come close to what John Hughes accomplished.I grew up watching his films and will never forget them.
August 06, 2009
Growing up in Highland Park and Northbrook in the 1980's, Hughes was a hero. He Showed it was cool to be from the North Shore. That despite the North Shore being an affluent area, children growing up there face many of the same perils as children from other areas. He was an insightful, smart and observant film maker who filmed what many others might be thinking. Watching a Hughes movie made you think, laugh and cry all at the same time. He will be greatly missed.
August 06, 2009
Plane, Trains & Automobile was written brilliantly. He was an outstanding writer. My condolences to his family.
August 06, 2009
His movies were warm, and wonderful!!! very .talented. .too soon to go...
August 06, 2009
Thank You for sharing your talent and creative abilities for us to enjoy. My condolenses to the family.
August 06, 2009
it's a sad day for anyone that grew up in the 80's
August 06, 2009
GREAT GIFT OF WRITING & DIRECTING THAT WILL BE MISSED,BUT WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS FEEL GOOD MOVIES,SIXTEEN CANDLES ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL YOUNG AGAIN,I'M 54. REST IN PEACE. AM FROM INDIANA
August 06, 2009
Oh Thank You For All The Great Movies, they were funny and gave me and a date a good time on a Saturday nite..
August 06, 2009
Thanks for the wonderful memories, John.
August 06, 2009
John Hughes was such a talent. For those of us who grew up watching his coming of age movies and those movies that launched the careers of so many, this is very sad news. His work touched the lives of countless individuals far more than he may have known and will continue to do so in the years to come. He will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
August 06, 2009
Oh, this made me so sad! I loved John's work, and have referred to him many times, in conversation, regarding his great films. Thank you, and peace to you, John.
August 06, 2009
To the family of John Hughes:

We are so sorry for your loss.

John touched millions of hearts around the world with his timeless creations on film.

John's films made me laugh, cry, think and dream like no other.

Thank God he will live on in his lifework that is left to us all.
August 06, 2009
Shermer IL 60062 ... the setting of several of his films and an homage to his (and my) hometown of Northbrook IL 60062 (which as we all learned as children was originally called Shermerville).

Thanks for sharing your perspective on growing up in suburbia.

My condolences to his family and friends.
August 06, 2009
John Hughes had almost as much impact on my teen-age years as my parents. The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Some Kind of Wonderful, and of course, Ferris Bueller were the visions of growing up in the '80s.

My thoughts are with his family.
August 06, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 06, 2009
John Hughes directed my favorite movie of all time, Ferris Bueller's Day Off - which I also happened to be an extra in. All of his movies were instant classics and he will be sorely missed!

My sincere condolences and deepest sympaties to his family and friends.
August 06, 2009
August 06, 2009
John Hughes' films chronicled the teenage life of my son and his friends in 1980s North Shore of Chicago. His too-early death is a shock. My sympathies go to his wife, children and grandchildren.
August 06, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of your passing. I love Ferris Bueller's Day Off. My boyfriend tease me all the time about it because I take Ferris weeks or months off. My daughter gets to have one Ferris day a year off from school, it's been a tradition.Much love from one of your biggest fan.Thanks
August 06, 2009
He will be missed! As teen during the 80s, 16 Candles is my favorite. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
August 06, 2009
What a wonderful body of work you leave us!! Thank you!!
How heartbreaking to know there will be no more.
August 06, 2009
I loved John Huges movies and growing up as a teen in Chicago during those years. I think he did a great job of depicting the awkward and nervous time of growing up. I haven't seen anyone since that can truly capture what it’s like being a teenager that is insightful and authentic. Teenage films since then seem to be a cliché of a John Huges film moment. I most always knew it was going be a good movie (with a EXCELLENT sound track) when in the opening I saw…A John Huges film. The voice of the GEN Xers will be sorely missed.
My sincere condolences to his family and to our generation.
August 06, 2009
Jake Ryan, need I say more. John Hughes brought me great joy. Rest well.
August 06, 2009
He was a great director and in his films he showed the best that Chicago could offer. You will be sadly missed.
August 06, 2009
God Bless your family and loved ones in this trial and you were a talented man and I enjoyed all of your movies. God Bless to you and all who read this...
August 06, 2009
Another piece of our youth has died along with John.Our prayers are with John and his Loved ones.He was Brilliant.
August 06, 2009
What a creative genius.
Thank you.
August 06, 2009
I truly believe we lost a master film maker and story teller. He was a true genius and realist when it came to making films about teens.

Thank you for giving my teen years the joy of watching your movies and sharing these funniest film moments with friends and my brothers.

I always loved how your films were mostly set in Chicago. You will be missed and the art of film making will NEVER be the same.

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
August 06, 2009
John Hughes's films (Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink,and Sixteen Candles, in particular) got me through high school.

Thank you, sir, for all that you did on behalf of all of those who felt like we never quite fit in. You showed us we weren't alone. :)
August 06, 2009
Great Director, your films inspired whole generation of people, you will be truly missed on and off the big screen and Hollywood.
August 06, 2009
Mr. Hughes' movies got me through the terrible teens. I could relate to every movie he ever made. What a genius. So sorry to see him pass, and at such a young age. There will never be anyone else like him. RIP.
August 06, 2009
We celebrate his life, his work.
August 06, 2009
He always gave us all the best about growing up and living in the midwest.
My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to his family.
August 06, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 06, 2009
I am so sad to read that John Hughes has passed away. Thank you, John, for many memorable movies that shaped my teenage years. To this day, your movies make me smile.... you will live on in the memory of all of us who attended GBN and lived in what was once known as *Shermerville*..... RIP.
August 06, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of John's death. His movies were, to me, like Frank Capra's. Heartwarming, decent, touching and inspiring. In today's world, we need John Hughes' movies. I am thankful that they are forever preserved.---K. Henersy
August 06, 2009
this is a good one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3dnFmwQy04&feature=PlayList&p=F56EFA96E00C7804&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=34
August 06, 2009
your films helped me through my own bouts of awkwardness and self-doubt in my teen years.I don't know how I would have made it through that period in my life without your movies. one of the first movies I paid my own money to see was the breakfast club,that film had a profound effect on my life,thank you for your many works John Hughes,and to your family,my condolences.
August 06, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this remarkably talented writer and director, John Hughes.

Millions of his fans, like myself, have been the happy recipients of his vision, and best of all his warm and kind humor.

Having grown up in Waukegan (not exactly a Willmette-like suburb) but apart of Chicago's northern cities, I can say that John Hughes nailed it with grace.

We were touched by his movies and by his clear vision of our modern day lives.
August 06, 2009
You brought a lot of happiness and joy to my teen years. God Bless You!
August 06, 2009
John Hughes has to be the greatest writer and director. My family and I were just watching "She's Having a Baby" and "sixteen Candles". I commented that I wished that he would make another movie. He wll be missed greatly!
August 06, 2009
To anyone that has ever known me, filmmaker John Hughes made an impact on my life of such importance and profoundity that there are so many parts of who I am that would not have emerged if not for him and his work. I never met him, althought I deeply wanted to, for no other reason than to have the opportunity to have a few moments with him to just say, "Thank you."

My prayers are with his family and to everyone who ever enjoyed his timeless work.
August 06, 2009
John was an awesome Director! I loved his movies 16 Candles and The Breakfast Club. They were big movies when I was growing up. RIP! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
August 06, 2009
Enjoyed your movies immensely. Funny, yet with a moral storyline, good family movies. So many of todays comedies are just a series of gross one-liners with no plots. Liked how the Chicago area settings were done so well. I moved from Chicago in 1983 and these movies always reminded me of home. Glad you got to spend some time with family and enjoy your success.
August 06, 2009
John's movies made a huge impact on my life and 25+ years later they still are just as influential. John and his talents will be missed. Condolences to John's family.
August 06, 2009
Another great Hollywood talent lost. Gone way too soon! Thank you for all the great contributions to the entertainment industry John Hughes
August 06, 2009
My condolences to the family of John Hughes. Gee, I always enjoyed the movies that John was involved in. At
least the movies made one relax and have a number of laughs for sure. "Uncle Buck" was my very favorite. We nicknamed our 1973 Ford
"Uncle Buck II" - very much like the
auto in the movie. I know that heaven
is having some laughs now.
August 06, 2009
All the movies I cherished as a teen. They were some of the best times of my life and I will never forget you. Your legend will live in through our children and our children's children.
Good night, you will be missed
August 06, 2009
This is the saddest news to date. His movies were so meaningful to my generation! He will be sadly missed!
August 06, 2009
Heartfelt sympathies to your family. You made so many of our lives a better place with your story telling abilities. Thank You. You will always have a place in "The American Cinema Landscape". Peace.
August 06, 2009
John Hughes captured a time and place with remarkable insight about the peculiarities of suburban Chicago life. I was 11 when my dad took me and my best friend to see Sixteen Candles; Breakfast Club provided a dialogue and resounding truth about the teenage life I was leading in the Chicago suburbs at the time. Hughes was the master of understanding teenage angst and alienation; in a big way his films spoke and still do to the teenage heart.
August 06, 2009
Your movies were incredible and I grew up in Chicago watching them when they first came out and loving they were filmed in my town and I still watch them today....I think I have seen them more than years I have! Regards and deepest sympathy to the family.

A Chicago friend-
August 06, 2009
he was very young.59 wow sad i liked his movies they were funny and good i loved brekfast club and furlls day off funny and so was pretty in pink.
August 06, 2009
Being a teen in the 80's your movies truly hit the nail on the head so to speak, and they are just as funny today as they were then. Thanks for the memories John.

Sincere condolences to the Hughes family.
August 06, 2009
I loved Mr. Hughes' movies and I think I saw every single one of them at least once, others I have practically memorized. His movies will always be a part of my youth, especially high school in the 80s. I'm so sad for his family and friends. A great loss to the entertainment world.
August 06, 2009
I meet John several years ago at the Cypress Inn. He was having lunch and we struck up a conversation. He told me he was a writer, and what a writer he was. John was grounded and unbecoming and didn't seem wrapped up in his extraordinary success. He was a good man and the world a little better off for having him in it.
August 06, 2009
My condolences to your family. Your films were timeless and will stay with us forever.
August 06, 2009
My condolences to John Hughes III - his son. We went to LFHS together.
August 06, 2009
He was one of my favorite directors of all times. His stories were always heartwarming. I am so sad to hear of his untimely death.
August 06, 2009
Wow,,, Sixteen Candles is one of my favorite movies of all time,along with the Breakfast Club-both are great signature movies of the 80's-my era, thats for sure. Mr. Hughes-thank you for making great, funny movies and for delivering to us Gen X'ers-rest in peace and Godspeed-
August 06, 2009

I worked with John Hughes for a brief period when he was a young copyrighter and a rising star (in the late 1970s) at Leo Burnett Company in Chicago. His creative, original work was wonderfully funny and insightful and one could not help but to be certain that unknown creative opportunities and success would come his way.

My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to his family and his many close friends and colleagues.
August 06, 2009
To John's family-I too lost my husband June 19, 2009. Hang on to the memories.When you watch his movies, and there will be a day when you will, smile and feel loved for all the days you did have together.
August 06, 2009
Wow, so sorry to hear that. He made some really great movies. My condolenses to his family and friends.
August 06, 2009
John,

Your films were the essence and heartbeat of my childhood. Most of my memories of my youth involve your films somehow, some way. Thank you.

God Bless
August 06, 2009
These were all the movies that I cherished when I was coming of age back in the 80's. Those movies will always be a part of my high school years that I will never forget. I'm sorry for John Hughes and his family. Such a loss of a great director.
August 06, 2009
John,

Your talent will be missed but fortunately your legend of great films and stories will carry on forever. My prayers are with your family.
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