Norm Macdonald, best known for his roles on SNL or the film Dirty Work, has passed away. The well-known and much-loved comedian was 61-years-old.
Macdonald passed away after a long battle with cancer, one that he kept private. Fans did not know he was sick and battling such a terrible disease, one that eventually took his life.
Deadline was first to report Norm’s passing. His management firm Brillstein Entertainment confirmed the sad news. Macdonald’s longtime friend Lori Jo Hoekstra was with him at the time of his passing this morning.
He was reportedly “battling cancer for nearly a decade,” but he was “determined to keep his health struggles private, away from family, friends and fans.”
Our thoughts go out to everyone who has fond memories of Norm Macdonald’s many contributions to the entertainment world. He will never be forgotten as long as his jokes continue to land, and Norm Macdonald will always be funny.
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