John Candy’s Kids Pay Tribute To Their Dad 29 Years After His Death

John Candy’s two kids commemorated their father on the twenty ninth anniversary of his dying with candy notes on social media as plans take form for a movie about his life and legacy.

“Sending love to my father today,” Chris Candy, an actor and comic, wrote Saturday on Instagram alongside a classic picture of the elder Candy on set. “29 years ago you started a new journey. I miss you and think of you often. I still think of you daily. Loss is never easy but I can optimistically say it is one of the great teachers in life.”

Echoing these sentiments was actor and artist Jennifer Candy-Sullivan, who shared a photograph of herself as a baby at dwelling together with her dad.

“You will always be around,” she wrote. “You will always be missed. You will always be loved.”

Candy died of a coronary heart assault on March 4, 1994, at age 43. At the time of his dying, he was on location in Mexico engaged on the film “Wagons East” with Richard Lewis.

A Canadian native, Candy rose to prominence within the mid-Nineteen Seventies as one of many stars of the Toronto-based comedy-variety collection “Second City Television.” The present was picked up for broadcast within the U.S. by NBC and gained two Emmy Awards.

Steve Martin (left) and John Candy within the 1987 comedy “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.”

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Candy’s most acclaimed performances, nevertheless, got here out of his collaborations with director John Hughes. He first labored with Hughes on the 1987 comedy “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” co-starring Steve Martin. Over the subsequent three years, Candy and Hughes teamed up for “She’s Having a Baby,” “The Great Outdoors” and “Uncle Buck.”

Candy would be the topic of a forthcoming Amazon Prime Video documentary, to be co-produced by actors and Ryan Reynolds, who introduced the plans in October.

The as-yet-untitled venture will comprise “home videos, archives and interviews” to delve into Candy’s off-screen life, and is being made with the total help of the late actor and comic’s household, in keeping with Variety.