Norm MacDonald has died at 61, after a long battle with cancer

Norm Macdonald passed away Tuesday morning according to his friend Lori Jo Hoekstra. After a nine year battle with cancer, the comedian of Canadian descent died.

Hoekstra stated that Hoekstra was determined not to reveal the details of his battle with cancer to family members, friends, and supporters.

Lori said that he was proudest of his comedy.

He never wanted his diagnosis to change the perception of him by the people around him or the loved ones.

Lori said, “Norm was a true comic.” His once stated that “a joke should take someone by surprise and it shouldn’t pander.”

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“Tonight I am going to watch and listen to Norm Macdonald. He was one of the most funny men to ever live. He is a true innovator. Rick Mercer said, “RIP.”

MacDonald is also well-known for Weekend Update, which features MacDonald ridiculing high-profile celebrities.

After a drop in viewership, Don Ohlmeyer removed him as Weekend Update’s anchor. He was then replaced by Colin Quinn.

He did however continue to be on SNL for regular sketches, but he left later in the year.

MacDonald returned briefly to the show on 1999, where he vented his anger at having been let go.

Publiated at Tue 14 Sep 2021, 19:58:09 (+0000).

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