March 4th, 2020 marks the anniversary of John Candy’s death, which was back in 1994 at the age of 43. In light of the occasion, his daughter, Jennifer, shared a sweet post about him on social media. She posted a few photos of them together with the caption, “I miss you … I love you! Capisce ?! #johncandy #johncandy26 (I wrote something long then deleted it, honestly this sums up how I feel right now xo)”
Many fans, including celebrities, responded to the tweet. Mark Hamill responds, “He was one of the all-time greats & I’ll never stop missing him.” Ben Stiller replies, “Your Dad’s work has been a constant source of inspiration, entertainment, brilliance, amazement, so much laughter and love for me and my family.”
Jennifer Candy shares sweet memories and photos of her late father
— Jennifer Candy (@TheRealJenCandy) March 4, 2020
Fans have been sharing their own thoughts and experiences with the late actor. A Twitter user responds, “I met your dad twice. The 2nd time he was signing my football and was getting pulled away by some bigwig. He stayed and messed with me like Charlie Brown and Lucie. As I reached for the ball he said oops wait till it dries. He was the best. Yoinked it right away as I thanked him.”
Another says, “I interviewed your Dad in 1991 after him and Wayne Gretzky and Bruce McNall bought the Argos. We sat down, just the two of us, and talked for about 30 minutes. He was very nice to me, a complete stranger to him. I will never forget his kindness.”
All of us at DYR miss John Candy terribly and remember for his uncanny ability to make anyone smile or laugh. Take a look at the video below to relive some of John Candy’s best moments!