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Entertainment Saturday Night Live star Norm Macdonald dies at 61

02:25  15 september  2021
02:25  15 september  2021 Source:   bangshowbiz.com

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Norm Macdonald has died at the age of 61.

Norm MacDonald holding a sign posing for the camera © Bang Showbiz Norm Macdonald

The 'Saturday Night Live' star passed away after battling cancer for more than a decade.

Jeff Danis, the president of DPN Talent and one of the comedian's representatives, said in a statement to Variety: "Norm was an original! He defined American humour with honesty and blunt force."

The late star - who was known for his distinctive deadpan style - wrote for the sitcom 'Roseanne' earlier in his career, while he also made guest appearances on programmes like 'The Drew Carey Show'. The stand-up comedian even starred in his own sitcom, 'The Norm Show', from 1999 to 2001.

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Lori Jo Hoekstra, his long-time friend and his producing partner, was with the actor when he passed away.

He told Deadline: "He was most proud of his comedy. 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."

Elsewhere, Seth Rogen has taken to Twitter to pay a glowing tribute to the comedian.

Seth, 39, wrote on the micro-blogging platform: "Oh f***. 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 all time greats. RIP. (sic)"

Josh Gad also admitted to being "gutted" about the news.

He wrote on Twitter: "Oh come on! Damnit. Not Norm. Absolutely gutted. One of the most underrated and hilarious SNL performers. RIP #NormMacdonald (sic)"

Norm Macdonald dies at 61 after privately battling cancer for 9 years .
Comedian Norm MacDonald died on Tuesday after privately battling cancer for the past nine years. His death was confirmed to Deadline by his management team at Brillstein Entertainment. The 61-year-old's longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra was with him when he passed. He told Deadline that Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade but remained adamant about keeping his diagnosis from family, friends and fans. '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.

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