John Candy

Jan 09, 2010 on fyi, at 8:00 PM


The larger-than-life Canadian with a heart to match was known for his family-friendly fare, appearing in nearly 40 films before his untimely death at the age of 43. After college, Candy became a member of the famed Second City Comedy Troupe. The succ... (more)ess of Second City TV propelled John to Hollywood during the height of its "Canadian Invasion." Films like The Blues Brothers and Stripes catapulted him to fame thanks to his large, lovable persona. His bright career was cut short in 1994 when, while filming on location in Mexico, Candy died from a massive heart attack. Today, he is still universally loved and remembered fondly thanks to his buffoonish jokes, infectious smile, and side-splitting impersonations.

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