John CandyJohn Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 - March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Candy was a member of Toronto's Second City comedy troupe and gained widespread North American popularity when, in 1977, he became a cast member on the influential Toronto-based TV comedy-variety show, SCTV (Second City Television).
John Candy died at the age of 44 of a heart attack while filming on location in Durango, Mexico for the movie Wagons East. He had been warned several times by his doctors to cut his weight due to his genetic predisposition to heart disease from which his father had died but he refused stating that his portly frame was what gave him his film roles.
He is an inductee of Canada's Walk of Fame.