March 4, 2019 marks 25 years since we lost one of the funniest guys to ever come out of The Great White North. John Candy rose through the ranks of Canadian television, joining the cast of SCTV when he was 27 years old. His comedic talent got the attention of Hollywood. His first cinematic role was with fellow Canadian Dan Aykroyd in the Steven Spielberg dud, “1941.” The movie might have bombed, but John definitely made an impression.
A string of movies that went on to be comedy classics followed. He was the dopey, overweight recruit named Ox in “Stripes”, the sleazy, womanizing brother of Tom Hanks in “Splash”, bumbling salesman and polka fan Del Griffith in “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”, and big hearted “Uncle Buck” who struggled with Moley Russell’s wart.
John Candy died on March 4, 1994, after suffering a heart attack while shooting the film "Wagons East" in Durango, Mexico. He was 43.
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