WATCH: 20 years have passed since the world lost John Candy

Canadian funnyman died suddenly on March 4th, 1994...

It's hard to believe that it's already been 20 years since the passing of Canadian comic John Candy.

Born in Newmarket, Candy  will be best remembered for his time spent with SCTV, before moving to the silver screen and starring in films like Uncle Buck, Home Alone, Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Cool Runnings.

He was only 43 when he died suddenly of a heart attack while filming in Mexico.

But Candy wasn't just known for what he did on the screen. He was also known for teaming up with Wayne Gretzky and Bruce McNoll, in buying the Toronto Argonauts. That team brought home a championship for the city of Toronto.

Candy has been honoured posthumously, with a spot on Canada's Walk of Fame and with a stamp from
Canada Post.

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  1. kenfromcanada posted on 03/04/2014 05:31 PM
    I look back to the 1970's - one of my first real 'dates' was dinner and a show - at the SECOND CITY downtown Toronto - John Candy was part of the cast that night. Wow. And the man was a real talent - see Only the Lonely - with the incomparable Maureen O'Hara, who, according the the IMDB, came out of retirement to do this role. Candy could act, and, not only the buffoon.

    1. Greg posted on 03/04/2014 06:47 PM
      @kenfromcanada Damn shame. I loved his work. You were lucky to have seen him on his way up. Interesting story about "Only the Lonely". They gave John a huge trailer on set as he was the "star" of the film and they gave Maureen O'Hara a much smaller one. When Candy asked for her to get a bigger one they turned him down so he told them he was going to switch with her. Soon after she got a bigger trailer.
      True class.
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