John Candy: Family is reminiscent of the beloved cult comedian

On March 4, 1994, John Candy died of a heart attack.

John Candy: Family is reminiscent of the beloved cult comedian

On March 4, 1994, John Candy died of a heart attack. The actor and comedian was only 43 years old. On the 29th anniversary of his death, his family remembered him on social media with touching words.

His daughter Jennifer (43) published a picture on Instagram that shows her as a small child with her father. "You will always be with me. You will always be missed. You will always be loved," she wrote. With heart emojis between sentences.

Her brother Christopher also remembered his father on Instagram. "I send greetings to my father today," wrote the actor and musician. "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 that he is one of the great teachers in life." . He also posted a picture of John Candy.

Her mother Rosemary Margaret Hobor (73) also reported with an old photo that the widow had found when looking through old pictures. Then her deceased husband waves happily into the camera. "Missing you today. As always with love," she wrote.

The followers of the relatives try to comfort the mourners under all three posts. They reminded the family of the joy John Candy brought into their lives through his films.

A documentary about the life of John Candy is in the making. According to Variety, Amazon is said to be interested in the rights to the film. Colin Hanks (45) directs the still untitled documentary. His father Tom Hanks (66) was in front of the camera twice with Candy: in 1985 for "Everything is on my command" and a year earlier for "Splash". The comedy was a breakthrough for both Candy and Hanks.

The late actor's family is involved in the documentary, which Candy's Canadian compatriot Ryan Reynolds (46) is producing. Never-before-seen home video footage and new interviews aim to reveal new sides of the man behind the comedian's image.

John Candy was born in 1950 in Newmarket, Canada. After graduating from high school, he joined the comedy group Toronto's Second City Troup. He also became known in the USA with a TV show of the same name. He turned down an offer for the cult show "Saturday Night Live".

From the late 1970s, John Candy was also active in the film business, with small roles in "Blues Brothers" or "The Shrill Four on the Move". From the mid-80s he was one of the most popular comedy actors. In 1989 he played alongside Macaulay Culkin (42) in "Alone with Uncle Buck".