John Franklin Candy popular as John Candy was a Canadian hero known for his performance in Hollywood movies. He was one of the most successful comedians of the 20th century who was also a writer as well as producer. He is well admired for movies such as Splash, Uncle Buck, and Cool Runnings.
He was the winner of the Emmy award twice for his writing and also has won the Early Grey award. Sadly, the skilled actor’s life ceased tragically and he died at a tender age of 43 while taping the Western parody ‘Wagons East’. He was honored several times after his death. Ween’s album ‘Chocolate and Cheese’ was devoted to the loving remembrance of the late Canadian star. Further, read on John Candy wiki, how did John Candy die to know more.
John Candy Wiki/Bio
- Full Real Name: John Franklin Candy
- Nickname: John Candy
- Profession: Canadian actor
- Born: 31 October 1950, Newmarket, Canada
- Died: 4 March 1994, Durango, Mexico
- Height: 1.88 m
- Nationality: Canadian
- Weight: 330 to 369 pounds
- Spouse: Rosemary Margaret Hobor (m. 1979–1994)
- Children: Jennifer Candy, Christopher Candy
- Parents: Sidney James (Father) and Evangeline Candy(Mother)
Parents, Siblings, Early life
John Candy was born on 1950, October 31, in Newmarket, Canada to Sidney James (Father) and Evangeline Candy(Mother). When he was four years old, Candy lost his father. And the future comedian was afterward raised by his mom, with the cooperation of his aunt and grandparents. He visited Neil McNeil Catholic High School and later studied at McMaster University and the Centennial Community College.
John Candy physical stats
He was well known for his big size. John Candy Height was six feet two inches and John Candy weight was between 330 to 369 pounds.
John candy career
Actor/comedian John Candy got his big opportunity when he was offered a fellowship in the Second City comedy troupe in the 1970s. During this time, he appeared in numerous television and big-screen projects like ‘Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins’, ‘Second City TV’, ‘Coming Up Rosie’, ‘Tunnel Vision’, ‘The Clown Murders’, ‘The Silent Partner’, ‘90 Minutes Live’, and ‘Lost and Found’. After this, in the 1980s, he got linked with TV projects. During this time, the actor also got featured in many films, of which ‘Uncle Buck’ was quite popular in the days. Then in the year 1990, Candy landed in the episode of ‘The Dave Thomas Comedy Show’ and also appeared in the movies ‘Masters of Menace’ and ‘Home Alone’. In 1991, he was cast in numerous films. In the year, 1994 he did the TV flick ‘Hostage for a Day’. That year, his movie ‘Wagons East!’ was also released posthumously.
John candy marriage
John Candy Wife was Rosemary Hobor from 1979 till his death in 1994. Talking of John Candy Kids – John Candy Children are son Christopher and daughter Jennifer.
John candy smoking
Candy had a great addiction to smoking where he used to smoke a pack of cigarettes every day. Speaking of John Candy Drugs, it is said he was addicted to cocaine also.
Candy net income
John candy net worth at the time of his death in 1994 was $15 million.
John Candy Death
John Candy Cause of Death was a heart attack, happened on March 4, 1994, at the age of 43. At the time of his demise, he was shooting a Western comedy co-starring the humorist Richard Lewis.