BREAKING NEWS: Comedian and Saturday Night Live star Norm Macdonald dies at age 61 after privately battling cancer for nine years
- Norm MacDonald died on Tuesday after privately battling cancer for the previous nine years
- The comic was finest recognized for his work on Saturday Night Live
Comedian Norm MacDonald died on Tuesday after privately battling cancer for the previous nine years.
His dying was confirmed to Deadline by his administration group at Brillstein Entertainment.
The 61-year-old’s longtime producing companion and buddy Lori Jo Hoekstra was with him when he handed. He instructed Deadline that Macdonald had been battling cancer for almost a decade however remained adamant about preserving his analysis from household, pals and followers.
‘He was most happy with his comedy,’ Hoekstra mentioned. ‘He by no means needed the analysis to have an effect on the way in which the viewers or any of his family members noticed him. Norm was a pure comedian. He as soon as wrote that ‘a joke ought to catch somebody without warning, it ought to by no means pander.’ He definitely by no means pandered. Norm will likely be missed terribly.’
The well-known comic was finest recognized for his work on Saturday Night Live the place he labored as a solid member from 1993- 1998 and starred because the present’s anchor on its Weekend Update section.
Macdonald was deemed one of the best anchor to ever host the section by Chevy Chase, who held the place earlier than him. Macdonald’s time at the helm of Weekend Update pushed the favored a part of the present away from Chase’s slapstick comedy tackle the information to a extra politically charged method.
He additionally starred in an extended listing of fashionable motion pictures and tv reveals up till 2020. Macdonald usually acted alongside fellow former SNL solid members in his movies resembling Billy Madison starring Adam Sandler, The Animal starring Rob Schneider, Dirty Work with Chevy Chase, and Dr. Dolittle starring Eddie Murphy.
According to his IMDB web page, the Canadian star was slated to voice Grandpaws within the ‘animated re imagining of one of many largest wildfire evacuations in Canadian historical past’ titled Back Home Again which is presently in post-production.
He was scheduled to carry out at the New York City Comedy Festival November 11- 14.
Former SNL star Norm Macdonald has died after a nine yr cancer battle
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