SATURDAY Night Live vet Norm Macdonald has handed away at 61 after a non-public battle with cancer.
Norm’s longtime producing accomplice and pal Lori Jo Hoekstra revealed: “He was most happy with his comedy. He by no means wished the prognosis to have an effect on the way in which the viewers or any of his family members noticed him.
“Norm was a pure comedian. He as soon as wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He definitely by no means pandered. Norm shall be missed terribly.”
Many comedy legends quickly reacted to the shocking news on Twitter, as Steve Martin wrote: “We loved Norm MacDonald. One of a kind.”
Patton Oswalt mentioned: “NOOOOO GODDAMIT. Oh my God what is even happening.
“Good bye, Norm. You were never not 100% hilarious.”
Fellow SNL vet Gilbert Gottfried shared a previous picture alongside Norm and wrote: “This picture was taken after I used to be a visitor on Norm’s present. At dinner the laughs simply continued nonstop.
“He will be missed. RIP Norm Macdonald.”
Actor Seth Rogen chimed in: “Oh f**k. I was a huge fan of Norm Macdonald and I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting.
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