From one Canadian to another…
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. Thanks to @chriscandy4u and @therealjencandy. ???????? pic.twitter.com/dHvuviKnBs— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 3, 2019
Beloved as a comedian and character actor, Candy was well-known for playing the big-hearted buffoon in films throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. He got his start on SCTV, which stands for Second City Television Network — a variety sketch show that was the Canadian equivalent of Saturday Night Live.
Candy died of a heart attack on March 4, 1994 while working on the movie Wagons East in Durango, Mexico. He was only 43 years old.
Reynolds is a big fan of Candy’s and one astute Reddit user pointed out that in Deadpool 2, Reynolds’ character Wade Wilson can be seen reading The Canadian Mounted, the same book Candy reads in Planes, Trains & Automobiles.