25 years ago, the world lost a legend when John Candy passed away suddenly at the young age of 43. He suffered a heart attack while on set for the comedy Wagons East.
Fellow Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds posted a moving tribute to the iconic comedian.
It’s the 25th anniversary of John Candy’s passing. We cooked up a small tribute to a comedic genius and Canadian he… https://t.co/GdjhJ8p5oY— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds) 1551645409.0
John Candy's children responded with gratitude.
@VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u Like I said before . This made me cry. It’s so amazing and sweet ! Thank you ❤️25yea… https://t.co/aOPSHYIXgy— Jennifer Candy (@Jennifer Candy) 1551647715.0
Thanks Ryan and your crew. This is lovely. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/4TH1mwBxLF— Chris Candy (@Chris Candy) 1551646769.0
In the montage are clips from John Candy's most beloved performances. We catch glimpses of his roles in Stripes, Home Alone, Cool Runnings, and Uncle Buck among others. And it's all set to "Everytime You Go Away" which was featured in Planes Trains and Automobiles; perhaps the most famous of John Candy's films in which he co-starred with Steve Martin.
Reynolds went on to say...
@VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u @TheRealJenCandy Nothing will ever top Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Mandatory holi… https://t.co/GYSEktkoIQ— JM Deutsch (@JM Deutsch) 1551646801.0
People expressed their love for the late comic.
@TheRealJenCandy @VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u Just know that your dad was universally loved! He's like a humanity… https://t.co/WFYgUrAnBP— Belle's dad too (@Belle's dad too) 1551647869.0
@VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u @TheRealJenCandy Ryan, I was lucky enough to have been with John down in Durango, Me… https://t.co/R98Y5u0UTk— John C. McGinley (@John C. McGinley) 1551649081.0
@VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u @TheRealJenCandy The king. His performance in Planes, Trains and Automobiles should have won an Oscar.— Ben Schwartz (@Ben Schwartz) 1551648207.0
People reminisced about their favorite John Candy stories and performances.
@VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u @TheRealJenCandy "Only The Lonely" has to be one of John Candy's most underrated fil… https://t.co/v6JSCbcOeE— Kes Trester (@Kes Trester) 1551651162.0
@jdriscoll03 @VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u @TheRealJenCandy @iamrocketismail Nov 24, 1991, John Candy, as part own… https://t.co/q8jNIGByfl— CatManDo (@CatManDo) 1551653384.0
@VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u @TheRealJenCandy Here's how old I am; I was a Blockbuster Video district manager in… https://t.co/xZVeeCzIR7— BenDak Hammerhand (@BenDak Hammerhand) 1551645525.0
Many responded with their own tributes.
@VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u @TheRealJenCandy I remember like it was yesterday 😢John Candy truly was a treasure w… https://t.co/8zGVj2qKCd— Georgette Timmerman (@Georgette Timmerman) 1551647899.0
@VancityReynolds @FreeToTweet1975 @ChrisCandy4u @TheRealJenCandy Love him so much. #RIPJohnCandy https://t.co/8bplO2a8ty— Mark R (@Mark R) 1551667041.0
@VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u @TheRealJenCandy TRULY A GREAT AND FOREVER OUR UNCLE BUCK!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️— Dot-Marie Jones (@Dot-Marie Jones) 1551662136.0
@VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u @TheRealJenCandy As a kid he was my favourite actor. Living in Australia I never got… https://t.co/6d0tbFtO6C— 30-50 feral Kyms (not Sarah or an Octopus) (@30-50 feral Kyms (not Sarah or an Octopus)) 1551645610.0
Thank you John Candy, for the memories.