John Candy's Daughter Jennifer Pays Tribute to the 'Uncle Buck' Actor & Comic 26 Years after His Death

Olowokandi Fiyin
Mar 09, 2020
08:40 P.M.
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More than two decades after his death, John Candy's daughter, Jennifer, paid a sweet tribute to him.


Although John Candy passed away 26 years ago, that did nothing to stop his daughter, Jennifer, from dedicating a sweet post to him.

John Candy poses for a photograph with a cat resting on his shoulder on January 21 1980 in Toronto, Canada | Photo: Getty Images


According to Pop Culture, Jennifer shared the tribute to her father, who was an iconic comedian and actor, via Twitter.

Jennifer's post had also attracted the attention and responses from actors and comedians like Ben Stiller, Mark Hamill, and Laraine Newman.


The message, which came with a few throwback pictures of her hanging out with her father when she was younger, read:

"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)"

The post has since garnered several comments, with one user replying "I can't believe it's been 26 years! And yet, he still makes us laugh & feel good all these years later."

Jennifer Candy attends CTV Upfronts 2018 held at Sony Centre For Performing Arts on June 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada | Photo: Getty Images


Another person told Jennifer that just thinking about her late father made him smile.



Yahoo Entertainment added that Jennifer's post had also attracted the attention and responses from actors and comedians like Ben Stiller, Mark Hamill, and original "Saturday Night Live" cast member, Laraine Newman.

While Mark had stated that John was one of the all-time greats.


Ben wrote that the comedian's work has remained a source of inspiration and laughter for him and his famil Laraine added that John was a kind and decent man whom the world loved.


For his part, actor Ryan Reynolds had shared a video that highlighted some of John's most famous works.


The video has been viewed nearly ten million times on Twitter, according to People featured. Through the post's caption, the "Deadpool" actor explained that he had;

"cooked up a small tribute to a comedic genius and Canadian hero."

Ryan also stated that John was a treasure whose work needed to be seen by those who hadn't seen much of it.

John Candy attends 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 25, 1983 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California | Photo: Getty Images

While he was alive, John featured in more than 45 movies, including classics like "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," "Cool Runnings," "Summer Rental," "Splash," "Home Alone," and "The Great Outdoors." 

The actor had died of a heart attack while he was shooting a film in Mexico in 1994. He was 43 years at the time.