Ryan Reynolds Shared A Tribute Video About John Candy On The Anniversary Of His Death
John Candy starred in some monumental movies over the years, including Cool Runnings, Spaceballs and Home Alone.
He died on this day in 1994 from a presumed heart attack, however his official cause of death has never been revealed.
To honour the actor, fellow Canadian and fan Ryan Reynolds has posted a video of some of his best moments.
The Deadpool actor wrote on Twitter: "It's the 25th anniversary of John Candy's passing. We cooked up a small tribute to a comedic genius and Canadian hero. If you haven't seen much of his work, take a look at his films. He was a treasure."
Thousands of people have commented on the video thanking Reynolds for posting the clip as well as reminiscing about their favourite Candy moment.
John Candy's daughter Jennifer wrote: "This made me cry. It's so amazing and sweet! Thank you, 25 years tomorrow. Wow. He has so many people that absolutely love him, he was one of the best."
A fan added: "John Candy was a true comic genius. Uncle Buck was an INCREDIBLE MOVIE as were many of his other movies. #RIP indeed."
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Another said: "REST IN PEACE my friend. You were such a part of my life growing up. Every single movie was just great. But Uncle Buck, Harry Crumb and TGO stand out. SUCK MY WAKE!! Uncle Buck on the Home Theater tonight. Awesome tribute RR!!"
A third wrote: "I remember like it was yesterday. John Candy truly was a treasure who never failed to make us laugh and even cry! He was a gentle soul who exuded kindness with just a smile...always missed."
Ryan Reynolds is a massive fan of John Candy's; so much so that one person on Reddit pointed out that his superhero character Wade Wilson reads The Canadian Mounted in Deadpool, the same book that Candy reads in Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
An unauthorised documentary about Candy's life was released four years ago titled Tell Me About John.
It features interviews from Tom Hanks, John Hughes, Dan Aykroyd, Joe Flaherty and others. It looks into his life, his comedy, his improv work and the things that made people laugh.
Canadian actor and comedian Martin Short said in the documentary: "People would say to me, 'tell me about John'.
"The thing about John was what you saw on the screen was basically John."
Nice to see good guy Ryan Reynolds memorialising a legend.
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