September 17, 2021
Comedian Norm Macdonald, former ‘Saturday Night Live’ anchorman, dies
Norm Macdonald, the deadpan comedian, actor, writer and “Saturday Night Live” star, has died after a battle with cancer, Variety has confirmed. He was 61.

The death of comedian, host and former Saturday Night Live cast member Norm Macdonald after a nearly decade-long battle with cancer prompted his fellow comedians and friends to remember his unwavering ability to make everyone laugh on Tuesday.

The comedian joined SNL in 1993 and anchored the “Weekend Update” segments. He stayed on the sketch-comedy series until 1998. He was also known for his funny appearances as a guest on late-night talk shows like Conan.

An SNL spokesperson said in a tribute message, “Today is a sad day. All of us here at ‘SNL’ mourn the loss of Norm Macdonald, one of the most impactful comedic voices of his or any other generation. There are so many things that we’ll miss about Norm – from his unflinching integrity to his generosity to his consistent ability to surprise. But most of all he was just plain funny. No one was funny like Norm.”

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