“Saturday Night Live” actor Norm Macdonald, known for updating the host on the weekend, passed away on Tuesday. He is now 61 years old.
Macdonald’s management team told Deadline that he had succumbed to the nine-year cancer battle, but he kept it secret.
Lori Jo Hoekstra, Macdonald’s producer, said to the media that he is proudest of his comedy. He never imagined that his diagnosis would change the perception of him by the audience and anyone he cared about. Nome is pure comedy. He once said, “A joke should catch someone off-guard, and it shouldn’t cater to it.” He is a complete idiot. They will be greatly missed.”
Macdonald began his career in “Roseanne” before being hired by “SNL”, where he remained for five years.
When McDonald’s weekend update was cancelled in 1998, the Internet accused of low ratings, but the comedian personally believed that he publicly accused NBC West Coast President Don Ohlmeyer of having fired for a joke about OJ Simpson he.
MacDonald stated to the Daily News that he considered himself a straight shooter, even though he is a thug and a liar.
In 1999, McDonald’s starred in the comedy series “The Norm Show”. He also played Rusty, Mike Heck’s brother, in “The Middleman” in 2001.
Recently, he played the role of Gelatin Lieutenant Yaphit on Seth MacFarlane’s series “The Orville”. He was also a frequent guest on late-night shows like “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien.”
Seth Rogen tweeted: “I am a big Noam MacDonald fan, and when i first started acting I basically ripped off His takeaway.” I will watch his talk show until the wee hours of the morning. He is the best guest. Today we have lost a comedy icon. One of the most influential figures in human history.”
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