Stunning loss. Seth Rogen, Jon Stewart and extra celebrities are sending their condolences after comic Norm Macdonald died at age 61.
The previous Saturday Evening Stay star privately fought most cancers for practically 10 years earlier than Us Weekly confirmed his demise on Tuesday, September 14.
“He was most pleased with his comedy,” his longtime producing accomplice Lori Jo Hoekstra mentioned in a press release. “He by no means needed the prognosis to have an effect on the best way the viewers or any of his family members noticed him. Norm was a pure comedian. He as soon as wrote that ‘a joke ought to catch somebody without warning, it ought to by no means pander.’ He definitely by no means pandered. Norm might be missed terribly.”
Macdonald appeared on the long-running selection sketch present for 5 years between 1993 and 1998. He anchored the enduring “Weekend Replace” phase for 3 seasons, following within the footsteps of Chevy Chase, Kevin Nealon and Jane Curtin. The phase has since been hosted by Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Colin Jost, Michael Che and extra.
Aside from his work on the NBC late-night sequence, the Canada native was recognized for roles in 1995’s Billy Madison and 2010’s Grown Ups. His last movie credit score was in 2019’s Klaus.
By means of the years, the Norm Macdonald Has a Present host was a controversial comedic determine. In September 2018, he was pulled from a scheduled look on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon after feedback he made concerning the #MeToo motion raised eyebrows.
“I’m pleased the #MeToo motion has slowed down a bit bit. … The mannequin was once: admit wrongdoing, present full contrition after which we offer you a second probability,” Macdonald mentioned in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Now it’s admit wrongdoing and also you’re completed. And so the one solution to survive is to disclaim, deny, deny.”
He went on to face up for buddies Louis C.Ok. and Roseanne Barr, who had each been below fireplace for numerous scandals on the time. “There are only a few those that have gone by what they’ve, shedding all the things in a day,” Macdonald continued. “In fact, folks will go, ‘What concerning the victims?’ However you recognize what? The victims didn’t must undergo that.”
Shortly after his feedback sparked backlash, the Mike Tyson Mysteries actor apologized through Twitter. “Roseanne and Louis have each been superb buddies of mine for a few years. They each made horrible errors and I might by no means defend their actions,” he wrote. “If my phrases gave the impression of I used to be minimizing the ache that their victims really feel to at the present time, I’m deeply sorry.”
In 2016, the Dr. Dolittle star mirrored on how Hollywood modified all through his decades-long profession.
“I’ve completed [talk shows] for 20 years, and 20 years in the past, once you went on a chat present, you’d speak and it could simply evaporate into nothingness,” he mentioned throughout an look on The Howard Stern Present. “And now it’s eternally.”
Scroll all the way down to see how celebrities are paying tribute to the SNL nice after his demise: