Celebs turn out for John Hughes’ funeral

john_hughesVince Vaughn, Ben Stein and Matthew Broderick attended the Chicago funeral services for writer, producer and director John Hughes on Tuesday. Hughes died Thursday of a heart attack in Manhattan at 59. The service was by invitation only and security personnel checked off mourners’ names at the door. Stein, who starred in Hughes’s 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, was one of the speakers. “We’ll never see his like again,” Stein told the Chicago Tribune. “He was the Wordsworth of the suburban America post-war generation. He was a great, great, great genius and as much of a friend and a great family man as he was a poet.” Broderick, who played the title role in Ferris Bueller, said in a statement: “I am truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes. He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family.”

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  1. tributegirl • August 12, 2009 @ 2:54 PM

    Very sad, he created a lot of good movies. And seemed like a really good person.

  2. mandee • August 12, 2009 @ 4:02 PM

    i agree, heartbreaking news 🙁

  3. Coop • August 12, 2009 @ 10:54 PM

    He defined a generation in the 80’s and seemed to truly have his finger on the pulse of the youth of the day(myself being one).He’ll be sorely missed

  4. April • August 14, 2009 @ 8:38 PM


    You said it beautifully and I agree whole heartedly!!

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