Norm Macdonald, “SNL” comedian, dies at 61
The world of comedy was dealt a blow when reports Tuesday stated popular Canadian born comedian and actor Norm Macdonald had passed away at the age of 61. To the surprise of his fans, Norm fought a valiant battle with cancer for over 9 years before finally succumbing to his illness. He kept his fatal diagnosis a secret to the public to avoid affecting the way his fans and loved ones saw him.
During his early career Norm worked the Ottawa comedy circuit before going on to tour Canada nationally. After moving to Los Angeles in 1987 Norm eventually landed a writing role on the sitcom “Roseanne”. While writing and performing comedy Macdonald quickly became know for his deadpan delivery and masterful satire. Anyone that watched “Saturday Night Live” in the 90’s may remember him for his Larry King impressions or for anchoring the weekend report.
People from around the world paid tribute to the fallen great this afternoon on social media, including one of his most popular impressions, Bob Dole. Sadly, the world is a less funny place to be after the loss of the ever hilarious Norm Macdonald.