Just heard that John Hughes has died of a heart attack, aged 59. Hughes is the writer behind - and often produced/director of - many wonderful films such as the Home Alone movies, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Dennis, Baby’s Day Out, Uncle Buck, The Great Outdoors and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. His accessible humour, both visual and verbal, together with his capturing of what it’s like to grow up, made Hughes one of the great exponents of the family movie. Never preachy, he made touching, emotionally moving films which avoided over sentimentality. RIP John.