Director John Hughes has died aged 59 after suffering a heart attack in New York.
Whilst no-one serious is going to claim that he was one of the greats of his era, he definitely tapped in to the 1980s zeitgeist and his films became cultural touchstones for anyone who grew up in that decade.
Over the last two decade he spent more time with his family and maintained a farm in northern Illinois.
He is survived by his wife Nancy and two sons, John and James and four grandchildren.
This is a fan montage of some of his most famous films:
Here are some original trailers: