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Add to favorites Examiner BioDirector John Hughes passes awayAugust 6, 8:22 PMSan Antonio Sex and Relationships ExaminerMichele Gwynn Previous 1 comment Print Email RSS SubscribeSubscribeGet alerts when there is a new article from the San Antonio Sex and Relationships Examiner.

Read Examiner.com's terms of use.Email Address Include other special offers from Examiner.comTerms of UseAn icon was lost today, leaving a nation of admirers, and his friends and family to mourn his passing.

Director John Hughes, famous for many coming of age teen movies such as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and the Breakfast Club (soundtrack) suffered a heart attack while taking a morning walk in Manhattan.

He was 59 years old.I grew up on his movies, and can identify just about every one of my high school years in his comedic screenplays.

Who doesn't remember characters like the geek (Anthony Michael Hall), or Long Duk Dong (Gedde Watanabe)?Which one of us didn't fall in love with Jake (Michael Schoeffling) or Blane (Andrew McCarthy)? These characters were the epitome of the guys we had a crush on in high school.

And every girl empathized with each Molly Ringwald character because we all went through that awkward phase where we tried to figure out who we were and where we fit in.

The development of relationships between his characters encompassed not only the budding romances, but also encapsulated beautifully sibling squabbles, parent-child, and even grandparent-grandchild relations.

I don't know about any of you, but I, too, had a grandparent who felt the need to pinch my blossoming bosom in jest.

It was horrifying not only because it happened, but because it happened in front of others during a period in my youth where embarrassment was the end of the world.

Hughes captured the spirit of the American teenager with compassion, humor, and all around brilliance.

His ability to relate to people through his amazing insight into the minds and hearts of teens in the 80's and 90's secured his place as an American success story.

He will be missed.In honor of John Hughes, I've compiled the clips of some of my favorite moments in his films.

(Find all of John Hughes films on Amazon) Follow me on Twitter @ MicheleGSASexamGot a few questions? I got a few answers.

Email me at megwynn@msn.com and put Examiner Question in the subject line.


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