Comedian Norm Macdonald dies aged 61 after battle with cancer 2 weeks ago

Comedian Norm Macdonald dies aged 61 after battle with cancer

Very sad news.

Comedian and Saturday Night Live (SNL) star Norm Macdonald has tragically died aged 61 after a nine-year battle with cancer.

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Macdonald’s death was announced to Deadline by his management firm Brillstein Entertainment on Tuesday.

The comedian’s longtime producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra was with him when died and also told the publication that Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade but wanted to keep his health issues private.

“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," he told Deadline.

"Norm will be missed terribly," he added.

Early in his career Macdonald wrote for the sitcom Roseanne and made guest appearances on shows such as The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio.

Throughout his career, the famous SNL star and comedian had appeared in numerous movies and appeared on multiple talk shows as well as hosting his own talk show for Netflix.