Thought I ought to give him a little nod on our blog. As many of us are children/teenagers of the 80's, we have all enjoyed his movies (his credits include being the writer, producer and director of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles- that alone should get him a nod from all of us). In addition, he was responsible for: Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Breakfast Club, Uncle Buck, Sixteen Candles, the list is long. He had a definite gift for speaking to teenagers, and many many of them ate his movies up.
He died yesterday at the age of 59 of a heart attack, while out walking the streets of Manhattan. Which leads me to wonder, Phisters, did you witness this by chance?