Death of John Candy

October 31, 1950 - March 4, 1994
Cluver City, California | Age 43

Actor dead at 43 of heart attack.
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John Candy died of a heart attack in his sleep just hours after completing what colleagues called a classic comedy scene for his new film "Wagons East." The portly comedian was 43.

Candy's body was found early Friday morning in his residence on the Durango, Mexico, set for the film in which he played a drunken stagecoach driver.

The veteran of some 40 movies, including "Uncle Buck" and "Stripes," was dead before paramedics arrived, said Hector Partida, a spokesman for the...

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