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Fans Remember John Candy On The 27th Anniversary Of His Death

It's hard to believe it's already been 27 years since beloved comedian John Candy passed away. With a plethora of iconic films like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck and Home Alone, John cemented himself as a fixture in pop culture forever.

Now, fans are taking to social media to remember the beloved Canadian comedian, and reminisce about their favorite John Candy films.

It's hard to imagine what the '80s would have looked like without John Candy.

Many consider his breakout role to be in the 1984 classic Splash where he starred alongside Tom Hanks as his womanizing brother.

I'll never forget the first time I saw that movie and how hard I laughed. To this day, it's one of the only romantic comedies I can stomach.

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That was just the beginning of John's impressive career.

After spending more time in Canada collaborating with comedians like Eugene Levy and Richard Pryor, he went on to develop an iconic partnership with John Hughes.

John would go on to steal millions of hearts, and belly laughs, from fans in movies like Planes, Trains & Automobiles and The Great Outdoors.

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There was nothing more electric than seeing John Candy on screen with fellow comedy legends like Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd.


His passing was felt by millions of friends, fans, and colleagues around the world.

Now, on the 27th anniversary of his death, social media is filled with tributes to the late actor, who passed away on March 4 1994, at the age of 43.

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The loss of John Candy is a loss fans still feel to this day. It's safe to say they don't make actors like him anymore.

"27 yrs since this legend left the world but his films are just as great today as they were back then. His best were often about things like family, decency, laughter, humility and most importantly....Love. Things the world could use more of these days," tweeted one fan.

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"A True Class Act & Gentleman," tweeted another.


Today is one of those days that you need to curl up with a classic '80s John Candy film and remember the good ol' days, and be thankful we got to experience them!

What's your favorite John movie? Let us know in the comments below!

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