Former ‘SNL’ star Norm Macdonald dies at 61

Norm Macdonald
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Norm Macdonald, who famously hosted "Weekend Update" on “Saturday Night Live,” has died. He was 61.

According to Deadline, Macdonald passed away after a private nine-year battle with cancer.

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Macdonald's longtime producing partner, Lori Jo Hoekstra, was with the comedian at the time of his death on Tuesday morning.

“He was most proud of his comedy,” Hoekstra told the outlet. “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.”

Macdonald starred on "Saturday Night Live" from 1993 to 1