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Molly Ringwald remembers John Hughes

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Hughes muse pays props

It's a sad day for movie lovers who grew up in the 80s and anyone around the globe who enjoys classic DVDs such as The Breakfast Club. John Hughes is dead, and no one knew him better as an actor than Molly Ringwald.

Molly Ringwald was Pretty in Pink thanks to John HughesAs Caroline Gutierrez Goddard reported here first at SheKnows... John Hughes passed away from a heart attack in New York City on August 6.

Our teenage years never would have been the same without Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and of course, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Molly Ringwald has made headlines of her own recently for the birth of her newborn twins. But the star of ABC's The Secret Life of the American Teenager released this statement today:

"I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death of John Hughes. He was and will always be such an important part of my life."

After she starred in television's The Facts of Life, some may say that John Hughes put Molly Ringwald on the road to stardom. Ringwald served as teen queen in the era of John Hughes' comedy-coming-of-age flicks. 

Ringwald added, "He will be missed -- by me and by everyone who he has touched. My heart and all my thoughts are with his family now."

Hughes was also the genius behind Home Alone and Beethoven, and, of course, was the master of playing hooky. Who could forget Ferris Bueller? Matthew Broderick, who played the famous school skipper, also released a heartfelt statement about the beloved director:

"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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