TMZ is reporting that legendary writer/director John Hughes passed away today at age 59.

The site is reporting that the director suffered a heart attack during a morning walk in New York City, where he was visiting family members. Hughes was known for such 80s classics as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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