Norm MacDonald, a beloved comedic institution, SNL veteran, and beloved Weekend Update anchor, has passed away at age 61. Deadline broke the news of MacDonald’s nearly decade-long battle with cancer, which he chose to keep private. Here’s more from Deadline’s Greg Evans:
Macdonald’s death was announced to Deadline by his management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The comedian’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him when died, said Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade but was determined to keep his health struggles private, away from family, friends and fans.