frack cancer. Takes another one.Norm Macdonald, Comedian and Former ‘SNL' Cast Member, Dies at 61https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/norm-macdonald-comedian-and-former-snl-cast-member-dies-at-61/3271686/
Norm Macdonald, an influential comedian known for anchoring the Weekend Update desk on "Saturday Night Live," has died.
The comedian’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him at the time of his death Tuesday, said Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade but was determined to keep his health struggles private, away from family, friends and fans.
“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. 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 started as a comedian in his native Canada, moving to the United States in the early 1990s and becoming a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.”
Macdonald was at his peak anchoring “Weekend Update,” where he had a habit of shocking viewers with his jokes, especially in regard to Michael Jackson’s private life and the O.J. Simpson trial.