‘SNL’ Comedian Norm Macdonald Dead At 61 Of Cancer

A family friend said the comedian had been privately battling cancer for nearly a decade.

9/14/2021 11:56:00 PM

Comedian Norm MacDonald, known for his stand up comedy and role on 'Saturday Night Live,' died today at the age of 61

A family friend said the comedian had been privately battling cancer for nearly a decade.

DeadlineMacDonald had been privately battling cancer for nearly a decade. Macdonald had been scheduled to appear in the New York Comedy Festival lineup in November.Key BackgroundMacDonald was a cast member onSaturday Night Live(SNL) for five years, where he worked on sketches and did celebrity impressions, most notably of Burt Reynolds and Larry King. He also anchored the SNL “Weekend Update” for three seasons. He left the show in 1998 to star in his own sitcom, the

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R.I.P. Norm I have no words. R.I.P. Norm.

'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

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

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!!

Norm Macdonald Dead at 61 After Private Battle with CancerThe legendary comic passed away Tuesday after battling cancer for nearly a decade. Wait ... what? Sheesh. Mannnnn. RIP, Norm. RIP Sir

Norm Macdonald Dies: Influential Comedian & Former ‘SNL’ Weekend Update Anchor Was 61Norm Macdonald, whose laconic delivery of sharp and incisive observations made him one of Saturday Night Live‘s most influential and beloved cast members, died today after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He was 61. Macdonald’s death was announced to Deadline by his management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The comedian’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori […] Whaaaat Didn’t even know he was sick. Terrible 😲 I loved Norm. He released some stand-up and a book not all that long ago. I'm not saying this is fake news, but if this turns out to be a big prank that would be very on-brand for Norm. RIP Norm, you're a legend & you'll be missed.

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..