Entertainment Norm Macdonald Leaves Behind New Episodes Of ‘The Orville’ As Seth MacFarlane Mourns His “Hilarious And Generous” Co-Star

02:05  15 september  2021
02:05  15 september  2021 Source:   deadline.com

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Norm MacDonald wearing a suit and tie © Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

One of Norm Macdonald’s final roles was voicing Lieutenant Yaphit, a recurring character on Seth MacFarlane’s hourlong space odyssey The Orville. Macdonald played Yaphit, the gelatinous, shapeshifting engineer on the Orville, in the first two seasons of the series on Fox, and he is also in the upcoming third season, set to stream on Hulu, sources tell Deadline.

Behind-the-scene photos from Season 3, which wrapped production in August, featured a model of Yaphit being wheeled to the set and prepped for action (You can see them below).

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Before that, Macdonald guest starred on MacFarlane’s hit animated series Family Guy.

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“To so many people in comedy, me included, there was nobody funnier than Norm MacDonald,” MacFarlane wrote on Twitter following the news of Macdonald’s death Tuesday at the age of 61. “You always hoped he would hang around after the work was done, just so you could hear his stories and get a laugh. So hilarious and so generous with his personality. I’m gonna miss him.”

MacFarlane also tweeted a link to a video of Macdonald’s memorable 1997 appearance alongside Courtney Thorne-Smith on Conan, which has become a late-night classic .

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Gallery: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Alum Norm Macdonald’s Life in Photos (US Weekly)

Norm MacDonald wearing a suit and tie: Heartbreaking loss. Norm Macdonald died at the age of 61 after privately battling cancer for nine years. The comedian’s management firm Brillstein Entertainment confirmed his death to Us Weekly in September 2021, noting Macdonald chose to keep his health issues private over the years. “He was most proud of his comedy,” the late star’s longtime producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra said in a statement at the time. “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.” The Saturday Night Live alum’s passing shocked Hollywood, with many actors sharing sweet sentiments about Macdonald via social media. “Oh f–k,” Seth Rogen tweeted after learning the news. “I was a huge fan of Norm Macdonald and I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting. I would stay up specifically to watch him on talk shows. He was the funniest guest of all time. We lost a comedy giant today. One of the the [sic] all time greats. RIP.” Fellow Canadian and Macdonald’s longtime pal Jim Carrey expressed his sadness via Twitter.     “My dear friend Norm MacDonald passed after a brave 10-year battle. He was one of our most precious gems,” the Ace Ventura Pet Detective actor wrote. “An honest and courageous comedy genius. I love him.” Former SNL castmate and fellow funnyman Rob Schneider mourned the loss by sharing a photo with Macdonald, Adam Sandler, David Spade and Tim Meadows goofing off together back in the day. The actors all worked together on 2010’s Grown Ups. “Norm, I didn’t just like you. I loved you. You didn’t just make me laugh. You made me cry with laughter. I’m still crying today,” the Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo star wrote via Instagram. “But when I think of you, my tears will run down my face with all the memories of all the laughter and all the joys that you brought to all of us. Rest now my good friend. Love you forever, Robbie.” Macdonald made a name for himself as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the ‘90s. He went on to have a lucrative career on TV as an actor, writer and producer, most recently working as a consultant on Roseanne, hosting Norm Macdonald Has a Show and voicing Grandpaws on the upcoming Back Home Again film before he passed away. Scroll down to see Macdonald’s life in pictures, including his career highs and lows:

Norm Macdonald, former 'Saturday Night Live' comic, dies .
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died. Macdonald, who was 61, died Tuesday after having cancer for nine years, but keeping it private, according to Brillstein Entertainment Partners, his management firm in Los Angeles. He never reached the same television heights after being fired from “SNL” in 1998, but was an indefatigable stand-up comic and popular talk show guest whose death provoked an outpouring from fellow comedians. “Norm was in a comedy genre of his own,” tweeted Sarah Silverman.

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