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RIP. Great comedian.

Norm Macdonald, whose laconic delivery of sharp and incisive observations made him one of Saturday Night Live‘s most influential and beloved cast members, died today after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He was 61.

Macdonald’s death was announced to Deadline by his management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The comedian’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him when died, 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,” Hoekstra said. “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.”

https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-macdo ... 234833212/
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My personal favorite comedian. May he rest in peace...
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😔 This really caught me by surprise. I'll miss him.

Thanks for the laughs, Norm. :salut:
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Norm was the best.

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What a bummer, RIP Norm and thanks for making all of us laugh.
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Norm was one of those comedians that could get me to laugh no matter how bad my day was. I'm very saddened to hear of his passing :(
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What a complete and utter bummer. RIP Norm.
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My favourite comedian. Here is his last appearance on Letterman. Amazing stand up act.

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My favorite comedian. Wish I could’ve seen him live, but the only time he was local the show was canceled. R.I.P. Norm.
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He was one of the best ever. R.I.P.
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I was shocked and saddened when this was announced on the news today. Disbelief really.
I’ve followed Norm MacDonald for a long time. I’ve spent many hours watching his comedy and talk show appearances on YouTube. Such a funny, smart, kind and real guy.

The world just keeps getting less funny. A big chunk of funny left us today. I sincerely loved that guy. Damn.

Fly High Norm!!!
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Totally didn't expect this. Never knew he was ill.

I enjoyed his work on SNL and his comedy films...A funny dude.

R.I.P. Norm.
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Thought he looked different over the course of the last year and was hoping he wasn't sick or anything. What a tremendous loss. One of the best comedians ever.
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He was my favorite comedian. I’m glad I saw him once. He was drunk & hilarious.

RIP Norm MacDonald. Thanks for always making me smile.
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Sad news.
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I'm just glad I got into him. A real unique guy.