RIP Comedian Norm Macdonald; Dead At 61

>Hollywood Mourning Death Of Comedian Norm Macdonald

(Los Angeles, CA) — Hollywood is mourning the death of comedian Norm Macdonald. The former Saturday Night Live alum died today at the age of 61 after privately battling cancer for nine years. Celebrity A-listers took to social media, paying tribute to Macdonald. Actor and comedian Steve Martin tweeted, “We loved Norm Macdonald. One of a kind.” And Jim Carrey remembered him as “one of our most precious gems” and “an honest and courageous comedy genius.” Sarah Silverman said Macdonald “was in a comedy genre of his own” and urged people to go and check out his work. Remembrances were also shared by Seth Rogen, Jon Stewart, Whitney Cummings and more. Macdonald’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra told Deadline the comedian wanted to keep his health struggles a secret from his family, friends and fans. Macdonald joined the SNL cast in 1993 and was best known as the “Weekend Update” anchor.

 

(Los Angeles, CA) — Comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member Norm Macdonald is dead at the age of 61. Macdonald was an SNL cast member from 1993 to 1998 and was best known for his “Weekend Update” segments. He also starred in his own series “The Norm Show” from 1999 to 2001. Deadline confirmed Macdonald battled cancer for nine years in private.