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“Saturday Night Live” chief Norm McDonald died Tuesday after a nine-year battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.

Minutes after news of his death broke, many of his industry peers and friends took to social media to pay tribute to MacDonald, who was able to make reference to the most pressing social topics and surroundings of the comedy scene. won the respect of the people.

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Rob Schneider tweeted, “Generally speaking, I didn’t like you at all. I loved you.” “You didn’t just make me laugh. You made me cry with laughter. I’m still crying. But when I think of you, my tears run down my face with the memories of all the laughter and all the happiness that You have brought us all. Rest.”

Adam Sandler wrote, “Every one of us loved Norm. Some of the hardest laughs of my life with this man. The most downright funny original guy we knew. An incredible father. A great friend. A legend. Love you pal.”

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Actor Giacomo Gianniotic tweeted, “Norm McDonald was in his full league. Everyone in our industry knows this. I am devastated by his passing. His work inspired me and many other Canadians growing up. Relax.”

Meanwhile, Paul Scheer Remembered that His funniest McDonald’s moment and shared a Youtube video of the comedian during an appearance on “Conan” in 1997.

“I saw this @ConanOBrien When I was in high school and I don’t think I ever laughed as loudly as I did watching it live, @normmacdonald was a genius.”

Seth Rogen also struggled to control his emotions after learning of McDonald’s passing.

“Oh f—k. I was a big fan of Norm MacDonald and when I first started acting I essentially broke his delivery,” he said tweeted. “I would especially look forward to seeing him on a talk show. He was the funniest guest ever. We lost a comedy legend today. One of the all-time greats. RIP.”

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Added funny lady Sarah Silverman: “Norm was in a comedy genre of his own. There was no one like him on this plane,” he wrote Before encouraging others to “Please do yourself a favor and look at his stuff. He was kind of all-timer.”

Author Sean O’Neill Even shared chilling page From the final chapter of Norm Macdonald’s book in which O’Neill said he believed “would be a good eulogy.”

“I swear I didn’t mean to,” O’Neill added in retrospect. “But they do.”

Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kaan wrote: “Normo @normmacdonald Was a great talent, and I loved laughing with him on SNL. *Bob Dole* will miss Norm Macdonald.”

Granthshala News’ Maria Haas contributed to this report