Skip to comments.COMEDY ICON GONE SNL star Norm Macdonald dead at 61 after secret nine-year battle with cancer
Posted on 09/14/2021 11:44:32 AM PDT by thegagline
The comedian's management firm confirmed his death to Deadline, and revealed the SNL star was fighting cancer for almost a decade.
Norm's longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra revealed: "He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him.
"Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”
The TV star landed on the mainstream radar thanks to SNL, as he made his debut in the iconic sketch comedy show in 1993, leaving in 1998.
During his tenure he was most remembered for his role as the Weekend Update anchor for three seasons, most notably his dry, quick wit.
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Big fan of his. RIP
Sad news. We lost Alex Trebek last year and now Turd Ferguson.
RIP. I didn’t realize he was sick.
Where was Don Ohlmeyer at the time?
This sucks.....He was great. RIP.
Will miss him-—GREAT AMERICAN!!!!!
Sorry to see his life cut short.
Will miss him,................
Ugh - he was a great guy. Did a great Bob Dole impersonation.
Crowder is supposedly going to do a memorial for him on his show tomorrow.
They walk amongst us!
Damn, RIP Norm. One of the only decent comedians working out there, who hadn’t been silenced/deplatformed.
Damn! He was great as Death on Family Guy!!
Did a perfect burt Reynolds impersonation on snl’s parody of Jeopardy.
One less funny Canadian. Damn.
RIP Norm. One of the few who wasn’t afraid of skewering the Clintons back in the 90s. He did the White House Press Correspondents dinner in ‘97 and pulled no punches.
Norm constantly ragging on OJ
I used to watch SNL just to see him on Weekend Update. I don’t think I’ve watched it at all since they let him go. In more recent years, I’ve loved watching him intentionally bomb interviews
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