The late, great actor John Candy died 25 years ago on Sunday.
In honour of the comedian yesterday, many celebrities posted tributes onto their social media accounts. However, it was fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds who created one of the best ways to honour John Candy - by making a supercut of some of his best moments on film.
Reynolds uploaded the one minute 45 seconds clip onto his Twitter account, captioning it with "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."
The supercut includes Candy's work in 'Uncle Buck,' 'Trains, Planes, and Automobiles,' 'Cool Runnings' as well as 'Home Alone' and many more. Here's the full video.
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
In the post, Reynolds tagged Candy's surviving children Christopher and Jennifer. Both have tweeted their support and love for the supercut, Christopher saying "this is lovely" while Jennifer tweeted "Wow. He has so many people that absolutely love him , he was one of the best."
Thanks Ryan and your crew. This is lovely. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/4TH1mwBxLF
— Chris Candy (@ChrisCandy4u) March 3, 2019
Like I said before @VancityReynolds @ChrisCandy4u . This made me cry. It’s so amazing and sweet ! Thank you ❤️25years tomorrow. Wow. He has so many people that absolutely love him , he was one of the best. https://t.co/HTQR1Ttwus
— Jennifer Candy (@TheRealJenCandy) March 3, 2019
Reynolds' tribute to John Candy didn't go unnoticed by some of Hollywood's elite either. Director Guillermo del Toro, actor Ben Stiller, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared the video. Our own Foil, Arms, and Hog loved the video too.
I love John Candy and Planes, Trains and Automobiles is eternal. https://t.co/2awOwPazJf
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) March 3, 2019
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) March 4, 2019
John Candy made millions of people laugh all over the world, and we still love him for it. What a great tribute to this Canadian legend. 🇨🇦 https://t.co/UDnc6k9TcK
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 4, 2019
Loved John Candy. https://t.co/0DHLQC6c0d
— Foil, Arms and Hog (@FoilArmsAndHog) March 3, 2019
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