'SNL' alum Norm Macdonald dead at 61 | Fox News

  

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Via:  jbb  •  one month ago  •  19 comments

By:   Jessica Napoli (Fox News)

'SNL' alum Norm Macdonald dead at 61 | Fox News
Norm Macdonald, known for his time on "Saturday Night Live," has died, Fox News can confirm.

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Norm Macdonald, known for his time on "Saturday Night Live," has died, Fox News can confirm. He was 61 years old.

According to Deadline, the comedian had been privately battling cancer for nine years.

Macdonald's longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra was reportedly at his side when he passed.

"He was most proud of his comedy," Hoekstra told 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."

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Norm Macdonald during the 'Weekend Update' skit on April 12, 1997. (Mary Ellen Matthews/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

Macdonald started as a writer on "Roseanne" in 1992 and then became an "SNL" cast member in 1993 until 1999. He famously anchored the show's Weekend Update sketch for three seasons and was replaced by Colin Quinn.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    one month ago

And, Michael Constantine died too? What a sad day.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  JBB @1    one month ago

He was a great actor. RIP Mr Constantine

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2  Trout Giggles    one month ago

I loved Norm McDonald on Weekend Update. He delivered his lines with such dry with. Sad day.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    one month ago

he was a comedy idol of mine.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @2.1    one month ago

I believe that. Sometimes the things you write remind me of him

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
2.2  Gordy327  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    one month ago

He later voiced Pigeon on Mike Tyson Mysteries and Yaphet on The Orville.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
2.2.1  Ender  replied to  Gordy327 @2.2    one month ago

I forgot he did the Tyson thing. I watched that.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
2.2.2  Gordy327  replied to  Ender @2.2.1    one month ago

I saw some of it too. It wasn't a bad show. Definitely had a Scooby-Doo vibe, if Scoob was an adult cartoon. Lol

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
3  Sparty On    one month ago

Bummer.   I loved his kooky brand of comedy.

He will be missed, RIP Norm.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
4  Ender    one month ago

I am getting old if I think 61 is young.

RIP Mr MacDonald.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @4    one month ago

I'm 59. Sixty-one is young

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @4    one month ago

I was just thinking the same thing, 61, so young.  I will be 58 next month

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @4.2    one month ago

Make that 59.  I appear to have a mental block about my age.  I thought I was still 57and turning 58 next month.

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Kavika
Professor Principal
5  Kavika     one month ago

RIP Norm.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
6  seeder  JBB    one month ago

original

 
 
 
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6.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JBB @6    one month ago

Long live Turd Ferguson.

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Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
7  Sean Treacy    one month ago

He's one of the last comics who would just say anything, anywhere. The OJ joke at the ESPY was an all time classic

"Congrats, on winning the Heisman...Well, you know, that's one they never take away from you unless you kill your wife and a waiter'"

Credit to him for being willing to make fun of OJ Simpson, even if it cost him his job.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Expert
8  Hal A. Lujah    one month ago

Norm’s was a special brand of comedic style.  I really liked the Norm Show in its short life.  Sometimes Norm’s impromptu responses on live tv were brilliant and sometimes they were awkward and weird, but his sitcom captured his skilled delivery with rehearsed material.  This is sad news.  Maybe I’ll rewatch the series if I can it somewhere.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Expert
8.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @8    one month ago

Update:  Currently The Norm Show does not appear to be offered on any streaming service, so I checked Amazon … nothing.  So I checked eBay to see if there was a dvd set, and this is what showed up:

384 This was probably worth five bucks yesterday.  Americans never miss an opportunity to exploit a tragedy.  Capitalism baby!

 
 
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