How Did John Hughes Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

John Hughes death

The director John Hughes passed away at age 59, too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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

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

How did John Hughes die?

Heart Attack caused John Hughes' death in 2009.

Information about the death of John Hughes
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death59 years
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1950
Death dateAugust 6, 2009
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


I don’t want to be too cool. You get so caught up with whether you’re doing it right.

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The best sounds a kid will get is in a movie theater, with huge speakers, turned up loud. I always mix my music really loud. I don’t care if you don’t hear all the dialogue. The audience are not idiots.

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I usually listen to surf music, not much instrumental music, and when I was younger I listened to jazz.

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I stumbled into this business, I didn’t train for it. I yelled ‘Action!’ on my first two movies before the camera was turned on.

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When I did ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, I had the idea on Monday and the following Tuesday it was in budget at Paramount. I couldn’t walk.

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