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Ryan Reynolds Shares Tribute Video Of John Candy

“Deadpool” Star Honors Late Canadian Comedian John Candy starred in some monumental movies over the years, including “Cool Runnings”, “Spaceballs” and “Home Alone”. He died on this day in...

“Deadpool” Star Honors Late Canadian Comedian

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 honor 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 favorite 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 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 unauthorized 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.”

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