Norm Macdonald, Obit, Obituary

Norm Macdonald, Obit

Norm Macdonald, Stand-Up and 'Saturday Night Live' Star, Dead at 61

Comedian had been privately battling cancer for nearly a decade

9/14/2021 9:45:00 PM

Norm Macdonald , the celebrated stand-up comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member, has died at the age of 61 after a private battle with cancer.

Comedian had been privately battling cancer for nearly a decade

Saturday Night LiveDeadlinereports. He was 61.Macdonald’s management company confirmed the comedian’s death to Deadline (they did not immediately return a request for comment fromRolling Stone). Macdonald had reportedly been battling cancer for nine years, but did not want to make the diagnosis public, according to his longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra.

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

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I love the way he spoke his mind even when it got him in trouble. Shame on Loren Michaels. I thought you guys despised Norm? Then why didn’t he stick his neck out for him and keep him on weekend update? Now Rolling Stone tries to pretend they liked Norm all along for clicks, when, just a few years ago, they ranked him in the worst SNL cast members ever in a list determined solely by that hack robsheff

💔 It was a very sad day indeed. To learn this so we are lost one of our extremely funny Talented human beings! normmacdonald At 61! Way to young and to soon. Thank you for his Obituary and clips of his Brilliant Comedy! You always do that so well. RIPNormMacDonald Sad Rest in Peace, great comedian! RIP Norm, thank you for the laughs.

Norm Macdonald, 'Saturday Night Live' Alum, Dead at 61Comedy icon and former SNL cast member Norm MacDonald has died at 61 after a private nine-year battle with cancer. Sooo sad 😢 RIP So sad!!

Ohhhhh Rest in peace Norm... Loved this guy. Nooooooooooooooo Did he take anyone with him? If you're gonna die be productive. 😳🤯wow! I really liked Norms humor. Had a great slant on the human condition. He will be missed. Very sad. Love his style. One of the funniest if not the funniest. RIPNORM RIP Norm Mac..... May you be at 🕊️🕊️🕊️ peace...

Rip Norm =\\ I loved that voice. What would the Tyson Mysteries do now? So long, Norm. ✌️

Norm Macdonald, former 'Saturday Night Live' player and stand-up comic, dies at 61The stand-up comedian had been privately battling cancer for nearly a decade. That is 😔 damn. He was great

Mierda. D.E.P Knowing Norm, he would have found a way to make a Weekend Update joke about this. So sad to hear about his passing. Huge loss I wonder what he said when he reached the Pearly Gates. You'll be missed. He will be missed. Thank you for the laughs Norm. Goddamn it, this sucks. Rest in peace, Norm.


Norm Macdonald, Comedian and Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ Anchorman, Dies at 61He also had his own ABC sitcom and appeared in films like 'Dirty Work' and 'Funny People.' Wow. That makes me really sad. Rest In Peace, funny man. 🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹R.I.P., Norm. 😢. An absolute legend. Always cheered me up. RIP Norm..

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'SNL' Alum Norm Macdonald Dead At 61The comedian and former host of 'Weekend Update' on the NBC sketch show had reportedly been battling cancer for nearly 10 years. Oh no!! RIP. He was a legend 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 His dry sense of humor and timing was great. God bless his family. RIP Mr. MacDonald