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    “Miss the Living Hell Out of Him”: Ryan Reynolds Shares Heartfelt Post About John Candy’s Death

    The legacy of Hollywood grants many stellar actors an exceptional legacy even after their deaths. A man who leaves an impression on Hollywood becomes immortal even after leaving the industry or the world. Ryan Reynolds is remembering one such actor and comedian John Candy.

    On Sunday, the 47-year-old actor shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram as he reposted a message originally posted by comedian Mathias Nastos. Here’s what the post said and what sentiments the ‘Deadpool‘ actor attached to the comedian and his death.

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    Ryan Reynolds Remembers John Candy In A Reminiscent Instagram

    Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in 'The Fall Guy'
    Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in ‘The Fall Guy’

    In a post on Instagram Stories, Ryan Reynolds paid a touching tribute to late actor and comedian John Candy. “Sometimes outta nowhere…I’ll think of this guy and miss the living hell out of him,” the ‘Deadpool‘ actor wrote in the caption of the photo of Candy, who passed away at the age of 43 in 1994.

    The actor also attached the instrumental version of ‘Power to Believeby The Dream Academy with the song. It is one of the soundtracks of Candy’s classic 1987 film ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles‘, in which he starred alongside Steve Martin.

    The Instagram post’s caption, he wrote, “Retro Rewind 80s: The Candy Man Can,” as he praised Candy’s comedic talent. “Although guys like Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, and Dan Aykroyd tend to get most of the recognition for their 80s comedies, John Candy was easily one of the funniest men in the movies,” the caption read.

    The man had perfect comedic timing on screen, charisma that was second to none, and the ability to make every film better with even the smallest of cameos,” it further read.

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    Ryan Reynolds Has A Soft Spot For John Candy

    Still from 'The Fall Guy'
    Still from ‘The Fall Guy’

    In the long caption, Ryan Reynolds also spoke about John Candy’s legacy, the caption added, “Lost a comedy genius and a great man. It was, of course, even sadder that his final time was in the box office flop, Wagons East.”

    Candy’s 30th death anniversary was earlier this year. He died of a heart attack in his sleep. Steve Martin, Candy’s co-star in ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles‘ also expressed his sentiments about his death. “John’s comedy lives on, but my memory of him has the words ‘kindness’ and ‘sweetness’ in the headlines,” he said.

    Before paying tribute to Candy, Reynolds also shared his admiration for another film. He revealed on Instagram Stories that he recently watched ‘The Fall Guy‘, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. “Finally saw @thefallguymovie on the big screen and it did not disappoint,” Reynolds wrote.

    “A beautiful love letter to the stunt community, but also a damn joyball start to finish,” Reynolds added.

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