I was literally a baby when most of John Hughes best films were made. As a kid, those movies helped shape my idea of what being a teenager was. (Although most of the time that just meant making me think, ‘Man, white suburban kids must get away with everything!’

The father of the original Brat Pack, Hughes wrote, produced and directed sooo many 80s classics including “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Weird Science,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink.” He died from a heart attack.

Molly Ringwald, the Queen Brat, said of Hughes, “He was and will always be such an important part of my life.”