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.

“He was most proud of his comedy,” Macdonald's producing partner Lori Jo 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.”

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