SNL and Weekend Update alum Norm Macdonald dead at age 61

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Daily Mail published this video item, entitled “SNL and Weekend Update alum Norm Macdonald dead at age 61” – below is their description.

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. Hoekstra 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. 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 famous comedian was best known for his work on Saturday Night Live where he worked as a cast member from 1993- 1998 and starred as the show’s anchor on its Weekend Update segment. He was regarded by many as one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time.

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