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Hollywood Stars React To ‘One Of A Kind’ Comedian Norm Macdonald’s Death

Many popular celebrities and comedians are sending their condolences after comedian Norm Macdonald died at age 61.

Hollywood Stars React To ‘One Of A Kind’ Comedian Norm Macdonald’s Death
comedian Norm Macdonald died at age 61. | Source: Instagram
Hollywood Stars React To ‘One Of A Kind’ Comedian Norm Macdonald’s Death
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2021-09-15T11:10:09+05:30

Popular American comedians and Hollywood stars including Jim Carrey,  Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler paid meaningful tributes to Norm Macdonald, who died from cancer after a nine-year-long battle, on Tuesday. He was 61. 

Lori Jo Hoekstra, the comedian's longtime producing partner and friend who was with him at the time of his death, said Macdonald had been fighting cancer for over a decade but was determined to keep his health problems secret, 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,” Lori said as per Deadline.

He joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 1993, and the following year started his famous run as Weekend Update anchor, which lasted until early 1998, when he was succeeded by Colin Quinn. During his five-year tenure on the program, Macdonald was renowned for his dry wit, non-sequiturs, and impersonation of Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Larry King, Quentin Tarantino, and many more.

(With Inputs From Pinkvilla)

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