March 4, 1994: Canadian comedian John Candy dies of a heart attack
Candy was known for his film work and the characters he created while part of the Second City comedy troupe
John Candy died at the age of 43 of a heart attack while filming a movie near Durango, Mexico.
The Canadian comedian grew to stardom on SCTV with the Second City comedy team in the late 1970s. Three seasons of the series were produced in Edmonton.
Candy later became a big-screen star making more than 30 movies with memorable roles in Uncle Buck, Trains, Planes and Automobiles and Cool Runnings.
John Candy was survived by his wife Rosemary Margaret Hobor, and two children, Jennifer and Christopher.
In the video, CBC's Susan Smitten features some of Candy's career highlights and reaction to his death from the arts community in Edmonton.