You get the horns
John Hughes, director of The Breakfast Club (*the* seminal 80's movie in my opinion), and Home Alone, is dead at 59.
Seriously, The Breakfast Club, was the prefect generational movie. It was to Generation X what Easy Rider was to the Boomers. And let's not forget Sixteen Candles, National Lampoon's Vacation, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Home Alone (All written and/or directed by Mr. Hughes.
For a guy not in my generation, he had our voice down to a 'T'.