John Candy was an actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City, and in his role in comedy films.
John Candy is known for his role in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was that of Del Griffith, the shower curtain ring salesman in the comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. He also appeared in JFK and Home Alone and the posthumously released Canadian Bacon.
John Candy was a co-owner of the CFL team The Toronto Argonauts where he won a Grey Cup in 1991.
Candy died while filming "Wagons East" in Mexico. His funeral was held at St. Martin of Tours Church. Candy was interred in the mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. Plot: Mausoleum, Room 7, Crypt B1