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The entire “Saturday Night Live” family is mourning the loss of comedian Norm MacDonald, who died Tuesday at the age of 61.

A spokesperson for the show told Granthshala News in a statement Tuesday: “Today is a sad day. Here at ‘SNL’ we all mourn the loss of Norm MacDonald, one of the most influential comedic voices of his or any other generation. is one.” .


The statement continued, “There are many things we will miss about Norm – from his unshakable honesty to his generosity to his consistent ability to surprise. But above all he was just plain funny.” “No one was as funny as Norm.”

Norm McDonald remembered by the comedy world: ‘He was in his full league’

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According to time limit, the gleaming funnyman endured a private cancer battle for nine years.

McDonald’s longtime productive partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra was reportedly by his side when he passed away.

‘SNL’ alum Norm McDonald dead at 61

“He was most proud of his comedy,” Hoekstra told the outlet. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was pure humour. He once wrote that ‘a joke should take someone by surprise, it never strays’ needed.’ He certainly never strays. Norm will be greatly missed.”

Norm Macdonald during the 'SNL' 'Weekend Update' skit on April 12, 1997

Macdonald debuted as a writer on “Roseanne” in 1992 and then became a “SNL” cast member from 1993 to 1999. He famously ran the show’s Weekend Update sketch for three seasons and was replaced by Colin Quinn.

After leaving “SNL,” Macdonald had his own comedy show, “The Norm Show,” from 1999–2001 on ABC and later had his own talk show on Netflix for one season in 2018.

Macdonald was expected to play at the New York Comedy Festival in November.

Granthshala News’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.