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Canadian Hollywood Actor John Candy's Was Married to Rosemary; Know His Family Life And Children

Updated On 04 Jun, 2019 Published On 16 Jan, 2019
Canadian Hollywood Actor John Candy's Was Married to Rosemary; Know His Family Life And Children

Canadian Hollywood Actor John Candy's Was Married to Rosemary Margaret Hobor. He died at the age of 43 and shares two children with his wife, a Hollywood actress.

Late Comedian and actor John Candy shall always be remembered for his remarkable contributions to the entertainment industry. The iconic figure made his appearance on some of the big Hollywood movies including Home Alone, Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings!

However, John came to limelight after he was cast as the member of the TV series Second City. He did a lot in a very short span of life. Know more about the comedian- John Candy's marital relationship with wife and children, and his cause of death.

John Candy' Married Relationship With Wife Rosemary; Father of Two Children

John Candy was married to wife Rosemary Margaret Hobor. The couple met on a blind date and ultimately grew interested in each other. 

John Candy and his wife Rosemary
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter

After a couple more days, John then reached out to Rose to ask her if she could help him type a script and that was how their love life began.

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Warm and enduring man, John shared two children with his wife; a daughter, Jeniffer Candy born February 3, 1980, and a son Christopher Candy, born September 23, 1984.

John Candy and his family during the holidays
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter

Both of them followed in the footsteps of their father. Both Christopher and Jennifer works as an actress. Jennifer, however, is also a television producer.

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The couple's married life had no issues and misunderstanding. Their relationship ran on mutual trust and understanding. The couple couldn't live long together because of John's untimely death, however, the pair stayed loyal towards each other.

John Candy' Died At Age of 43 in Mexico; Cause of Death

John Candy died on March 4, 1994, while on vacation in Durango, Mexico. At home, Candy left behind his wife Rosemary Hobor and two children. Although the reason behind his death has not been revealed yet to this day, the actor is reportedly speculated to have suffered a heart attack. Mr. Candy also held a history of struggles with his body weight issues. As a matter of fact, John Candy was a heavy smoker.

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Before his death, John candy left his last words to his kids. As his son recalls;

"I was 9. It was a Friday. I remember talking to him the night before he passed away and he said, 'I love you and goodnight.' And I will always remember that." 

The night before the misery, John Candy slept in his hotel room after making calls to his co-stars. Nevertheless, Candy didn't make it till early morning.

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Late Candy's series of health problems often made him visit the doctor. It is known that due to his weight, the actor suffered a huge loss. 

As for his funeral, it was held at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Los Angeles, California. Tributes were made in the remembrance of the actor from many high profile celebrities.

In addition, Neil McNeil Catholic High School dedicated the John Candy Visual Arts Studio in his honor. 

John Candy: Quick Facts

  • John Franklin Candy was born Oct. 31, 1950, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  • He was the son of Sidney and Evangeline Candy.
  • Candy studied at Neil McNeil Catholic High School. Later, he attended the Centennial Community College and McMaster University for higher education.
  • John portrayed the role of Tom Hanks's brother in the hit romantic comedy Splash.
  • The Canadian comedian's height was 6ft 1-inch.

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