‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Norm Macdonald dies aged 61

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He was personally fighting the disease for almost a decade.

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Norm McDonald, comedian and veteran saturday night live, has died at the age of 61.

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McDonald passed away today (September 14) after a nine-year personal battle with cancer, as confirmed by his management firm Brillstein Entertainment. time limit.

His longtime producer and friend, Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him at the time of his death, said: “He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosed audience or any of his loved ones to see him. influenced the way.


“Norm was pure humour. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch one by surprise, it should never go astray.’ He certainly never strayed. Norm will be greatly missed.”

Norm Macdonald has died at the age of 61 Credit: Greg Doherty / Getty Images

McDonald’s was part SNL Cast from 1993 to 1998, where he became known as the anchor of the show’s ‘Weekend Update’ segment for three seasons. before landing the job SNL, he was hired to write for Roseanne Barr’s sitcom Roseanne in 1992.

after leaving SNL, MacDonald starred in the 1998 film dirty work and his own sitcom normal show from 1999 to 2001. In 2018, he got his talk show on Netflix titled Norm Macdonald has a show.

Seth Rogen paid tribute to the comedian on Twitter: “I was a huge fan of Norm MacDonald and I essentially broke his delivery when I first started acting.


“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. Teardown.”

Director Edgar Wright posted: “Of the many intoxicating holes you could be missing on the internet, the happiest is ‘Norm McDonald Chat Show Appearances’. Thanks for all the laughs Norm, so sorry to have you go.”

Actor Josh Gad described him as “the most underrated and hilarious”. SNL Artist”.

You can see more tributes below.

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