John Candy | Wiki/Bio, Age, Body Measurements, Movies, How Did John Candy Die ?Family, Career, Education, Wife, Kids, Death, Movies, Net Worth And More

John Candy Early Life/Family

John Candy was born on the 31st of October 1950 in Toronto, Canada. He was raised within the city’s East York neighborhood, he was 4 years old when his father died. The future actor/comedian was fostered by his mother with the assistance of his grandparents and aunt.

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He was educated in Catholic high schools, John was a hockey and football player. He began acting in high school and was in numerous productions.

NameJohn Candy
Birth PlaceToronto, Canada 
Date Of BirthOctober 31, 1950
Age44 years old (Dead)
Height1.88 cm tall
Net worth$16 million
WifeRosemary Margaret Hobor

John Candy Body Measurements

John Candy is 1.88 cm tall, and he weighs about 136kg (in pounds: 300 lbs).

John Candy Educational History

In 1969, John Candy began attending Centennial Community College in Toronto and studied acting and journalism. The year 1971 was the time he quit school to pursue a career in acting.

He was introduced to the future collaborator Dan Aykroyd around this time. Aykroyd was adamant for John Candy to join his Toronto section of the renowned Chicago comedy group Second City.

John Candy Professional Career 

John Candy began to take off in 1987 when he appeared on the hit comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles which also featured Steve Martin. That same year he also made an amazing, but brief appearance as a character in Mel Brooks’ Star Wars mockumentary Spaceballs.

John Candy movies

He also appeared alongside Aykroyd on the set of The Great Outdoors, which received mediocre reviews. Although Spaceballs with The Great Outdoors didn’t annoy critics, Candy went on to become a huge success through his John Hughes comedy Uncle Buck (1989).

In 1990, he appeared in a small role called the cult Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin. Because of his height and dimensions, he often played the big man and was comic relief.

However, in 1991 John was given the chance to play a romantic role for the first time in Chris Columbus’ Only the Lonely with Ally Sheedy and Maureen O’Hara. It was the same year that he also showed his dramatic skills in the role of a small part in the political drama of Oliver Stone JFK. 

Who Is John Candy’s Wife?

His wife, (Rosemary Margaret Hobor) was born in Canada on November 30, 1948. She remained in Canada for the entire time of her lifetime. The couple started dating in the year 1978 and after a month and a year of being together they decided to get married.

The couple is blessed with two children one son who is named Christopher Candy and a daughter named Jennifer Candy.

John Candy Death – How He died

how did John Candy die

Based on his early photographs, John Candy was a strong and tall man. at least in the early years of his life his weight never fell below 286.60 pounds. (130 kg) and he is 6 feet tall (188 centimeters).

The comedian was extremely at ease with his fullness In the late 1990s, he started losing weight and quit smoking cigarettes, despite having been a sloppy eater for over 20 years. He also used substances (cocaine) in his earlier life. However, his father as well as his grandfather passed away from a heart attack and the actor didn’t want to share the same fate, similiar cases with Bert Kish Longmire.

In 1994, the famous comedian traveled to Mexico for the filming of his Comedy Wagons East.

According to John Candy’s close associate, Catherine O’Hara, the actor was anxious about the trip and said that “something awful was likely to happen in Mexico.” Sadly, the worst incident occurred on March 4, 1994, the 44-year-old John Candy died of a heart attack in Durango, Mexico. 

John Candy’s death was a national tragedy. In the words of Eugene Levy, the Second City actor when the funeral procession including John Candy’s body was en route to the burial site the police were required to open the road.

This happened for the first time because norms are common in America for streets to be closed only when visiting presidents and Popes.

Check out People Who Attended His Burial 

John Candy
John Candy

Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Martin Short, Mariel Hemingway, and the Second City troupe attended Candy’s funeral. The comedian’s body was laid to rest at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

What Is John Candy’s Net Worth?

John Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian, with an estimated Net worth of $16 million as of the time of his demise in 1994.

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