It’s already been 21 years since John Candy, star of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Spaceballs, Cool Runnings, and so much more, passed away in 1994 at the age of 43. If he were still alive today he’d be 65 years old, still too young to find out what awaits us after our time here on Earth—but unfortunately he left us far too soon many, many years ago.
Though I was still young when he died, Candy and his work were such a large part of my childhood that I still think of him from time to time and of course still enjoy his movies to this day. And, thanks to movies like Home Alone that are watched during the holidays every single year, younger people who might not have known who he was see him and might just seek out his other works because of it. The man lives on.
A tribute to John Candy was released recently titled Tell Me About John, which is composed of various clips of his work and recollections from those he had worked with. You can watch it below.
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