Very sad news that has just come as a legendary comedian Norm MacDonald died MacDonald, who was once one of the most memorable Saturday night live stars with their unique brand of dead humor, reportedly died on Tuesday, September 14 after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.
Macdonald’s death was confirmed by his management company Brillstein Entertainment. His longtime partner and friend Lori Joe Hoekstra, who was with the comedian at the time of his death this morning, revealed that MacDonald has been secretly battling cancer for almost a decade. He had chosen to keep his health problems not only from his fans, but also from his family and friends.
“He was most proud of his comedy,” Hoekstra told Deadline. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way viewers or anyone close to him saw it. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never be deceived.’ he has certainly never gone mad. The norm will be missed terribly. “
Norman Jean MacDonald was born on October 17, 1959 in Quebec City, Quebec. Having achieved success in the 80s and early 90s of the last century as a stand-up comic, including a restriction Search for stars, MacDonald gets a job as a television writer for Rosana. Soon after, he left to join Saturday night live in 1993, where he will perform until 1998. MacDonald is best known for launching the Weekend Update and has since been inspired by some of his successors.
MacDonald will bring his talents to the big screen in 1998, starring in the cult classic comedy Dirty job. Directed by Bob Saget, Dirty job starring MacDonald and Artie Lang as two lifelong friends who start a rental revenge business. Saget and MacDonald had irritated the possibility of a sequel in recent years, showing the optimism that MacDonald apparently still had for his ongoing battle with cancer.
In the coming years, MacDonald will voice Lucky the dog Dr. Dolittle and its many sequels. It is also memorable appearing in movies like Billy Madison,, People vs. Larry Flint,, The animal,, Bigalo couple movies, Adults, and The ridiculous six. His latest film credit was as Mogens’ voice in the 2019 holiday film. Klaus.
From 1999-2001, MacDonald also starred in his own comedy series The norm. He also appears in other TV shows such as The Larry Sanders Show,, NewsRadio,, My name is Earl,, The middle, and Girlboss. He also expressed Pigeon The Mysteries of Mike Tyson and Japhite came in Orville. MacDonald also provided a very memorable set Bob Saget’s comedic central roast by using jokes from an outdated book of jokes against other comedians on the show.
Many in Hollywood mourn the death of the comedy legend. A post by Seth Rogen reads: “Oh, hell. I was a big fan of Norm MacDonald and essentially tore off his delivery when I first started playing. I would stand specifically to watch it on a talk show. He was the funniest guest of all time. Today we lost a comedy giant. One of the greatest of all time. RIP. “
We really lost one of the greatest comedians of all time with the death of Norm MacDonald. There will never be another like him and it is certain that he will never be forgotten. Let him be first in peace. This news comes to us from the deadline.