NORM Macdonald was an influential comedian who famously starred on Saturday Night Live.
Macdonald died on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at age 61.
What type of cancer did Norm Macdonald have?
Norm Macdonald died after a nine-year private battle with cancer.
The comedian’s management firm confirmed his death to Deadline, and revealed the SNL star was fighting cancer for almost a decade.
They did not specify what type of cancer the comedian had.
Macdonald’s producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra was with him when he died. She said: “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.”
Who was Norm Macdonald?
Norm Macdonald was a comedian who starred in a number of hit films and television shows.
He was Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update anchor for three seasons. He starred on the sketch comedy show from 1993 till 1998.
Before Saturday Night Live, Macdonald was a writer for the hit show, Roseanne.
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After his stint on Saturday Night Live, he had his own show, The Norm Show, which ran from 1999 until 2001.
Besides television work, Macdonald also starred in a number of films including The People vs. Larry Flynt and Dr. Dolittle.
Was Macdonald married?
Norm Macdonald married Connie Vaillancourt in 1988.
The two separated in April 1999 but had a son, Dylan, born in 1993.
It is unclear why the two separated.
What are people saying about Macdonald’s death?
Fans took to social media to pen tributes to the Billy Madison star.
One fan tweeted: “Norm MacDonald was a legend, from his weekend update to playing Burt Reynolds on SNL’s version of Jeopardy, here’s a funny clip of him on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. RIP, Norm.”
Another wrote: “The world lost a comedic genius today, someone I truly found to be an amazing comedian and artist. RIP Norm Macdonald.”
Fellow comedian, Ken Jeong wrote: “In such a divisive time even among comedians, we can all agree Norm MacDonald was the best. Rest In Peace.”
Comedian and actor Seth Rogen wrote he was a “huge fan” of Macdonald and “essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting.”
“I would stay up specifically to watch him on talk shows,” Rogen wrote.
“He was the funniest guest of all time. We lost a comedy giant today. One of the all time great. RIP,” he concluded.
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