After a long fight with cancer, legendary SNL cast member and comedian Norm Macdonald has passed away. The former presenter of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, passed away at the age of 61 after a long and secret battle with cancer. Norm battled cancer for nearly a decade while keeping his illness hidden from the public and fans.
Norm, I didn’t just like you.
I loved you.
You didn’t just make me laugh.
You made me cry with laughter.
I’m still crying today.
But when I think of you,
my tears will run down my face with all the memories of all the laughter and all the joys that you brought to all of us.
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) September 14, 2021
Celebrity Jeopardy!: French Stewart, Burt Reynolds, & Sean Connery – SNL https://t.co/zerFE0fql6
I can watch this another 1000 times, and still laugh at Norm Macdonald’s Burt Reynolds like I’ve never seen it.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) September 15, 2021
Norm wasn’t just Mike’s best friend Pigeon, he was also one of the funniest and charismatic joke tellers of our generation pic.twitter.com/SM2G8F7vaD
— Mike Tyson Mysteries Out of Context (@OOCMikeTMystery) September 14, 2021
Norm is widely regarded as one of the best comedians of all time, globally adored, and regarded as a true “comedians’ comedian.” MacDonald eschewed traditional jokes in favor of what he and others dubbed “anti-jokes.” Where the comedy wasn’t so much about what was said as it was about how it made the audience feel.
And here is Norm’s final standup on the Letterman Show.
And in one of his final performances, Norm even crushed the coronavirus.
Classic, all the way. Our condolences to Norm’s family, friends, and fans. May he rest in peace.