He was personally fighting the disease for almost a decade.
Norm McDonald, comedian and veteran saturday night live, has died at the age of 61.
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.”
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.
Of the many addictive rabbit holes you could be missing on the internet, the most enjoyable is “Norm McDonald’s Chat Show Appearances.” Thanks for all the laughs Norm, so sorry to have you go. https://t.co/ahxZNRdJEw
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 14, 2021
My dear friend Norm Macdonald passed away after 10 years of fighting for bravery. He was one of our most precious gems. An honest and daring comedy genius. I love her
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 14, 2021
Oh crap. I was a big fan of Norm MacDonald and when I first started acting I inevitably broke his delivery. I’d be especially happy to see her on a talk show. He was the funniest guest ever. We lost a comedy legend today. One of the greatest of all time. tear out.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 14, 2021
No one can break you like Norm McDonald. Hilarious and unique. Fuck cancer.
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) September 14, 2021
— joshgad (@joshgad) September 14, 2021
We loved Norm McDonald. one of a kind. https://t.co/0sXoCLEtuG
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) September 14, 2021