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March 4 marks 25 years since Canadian comedy icon John Candy passed away prematurely due to a heart attack at the age of 43. As a way to honour the film and comedy legend, Ryan Reynolds teamed up with Candy’s children, Chris and Jennifer Candy, to put together a touching video montage of their father’s most iconic roles including scenes from Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Cool Runnings and Cannonball Fever and it does a great job of showing Candy's skill with comedy and drama.

The video features the song "Everytime You Go Away" and singer Paul Young shared on Twitter that he was “disappointed and deflated” when his original version couldn’t be used in Planes, Trains and Automobiles but was over the moon that Reynolds chose the song as the soundtrack to his Candy tribute. Ryan responded by thanking the singer and sharing the song “punches him in the heart every time.”

The response to the video was overwhelming with celebrities, specifically comedians, commenting and re-sharing it in honour of Candy. Ben Stiller called Candy a “comedic genius, comedy hero,” Josh Gad praised him as “one of the greatest comedic voices of his time” and Brent Butt simply commented, “The best.” Even our own Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lauded the “great tribute to this Canadian legend.”

Others commented on the video to share sweet stories about their interactions with the actor. A fan shared a comedic letter Candy sent in response to fan mail in 1984 and another told an anecdote about meeting him at the Toronto Grey Cup celebrations when he was a child.

Possibly the most die-hard fan of all who came through was this gentleman who shared his very detailed John Candy tattoo. Now that’s a tribute!