Saturday Night Live Star Norm Macdonald Dead at 61

Saturday Night Live Star Norm Macdonald Dead at 61

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The funny world has actually lost a star.

According to Deadline, Norm Macdonald passed away onSept 14 at the age of61 The Saturday Night Live alum’s management company Brillstein Entertainment validated news of his passing to the outlet, and his producing partner and good friend Lori Jo Hoekstra exposed that Macdonald had actually been independently fighting cancer for almost a years.

“He was most proud of his comedy,” Hoekstra informed Deadline “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.”

Macdonald was set to appear in the upcoming New York Comedy Festival in November.

Macdonald was born in Quebec City, Quebec in1959 He appeared on Star Search in 1990 and went on to compose for a variety of funny series, consisting of The Dennis Miller Show and Roseanne

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