John Candy

WATCH: Ryan Reynolds & More Pay Tribute To John Candy On The Anniversary of His Passing

For those unfamiliar with his work, John Candy was a Canadian actor/comedian who rose to fame as a member of the Second City and SCTV. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the comedic legend’s death. From starring alongside Steve Martin in the hilarious Planes, Trains and Automobiles to playing a half-man half-dog in Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, nobody brought a smile to your face quite like Candy.

Over the weekend Ryan Reynolds released a touching tribute video on Instagram dedicated to the late comedian, with the comment, “If you haven’t seen much of his work, take a look at his films. He was a treasure.”

Watch Reynold’s tribute to the late comedian below:

Shortly after posting the video, Candy’s family and friends began sharing their fondest memories of the comedic genius, as well as thanking Reynolds and his team for putting the video together.

Do you have fond memories of watching Candy’s movies? Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

R.I.P. John Candy

Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)

Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)

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