Norm MacDonald, SNL Anchorman, actor, writer and amazing comedian is dead at the age of 61.
According to his team, Macdonald passed away Tuesday after a multi-year, private battle with cancer that he kept hidden from the public, fighting the disease behind the scenes for nine years.
His longtime producing partner, Lori Jo Hoekstra, says … “He was most proud of his comedy. 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.”
Norm was famously fired from SNL for making jokes about OJ Simpson being a murderer, despite being told not to by NBC executive and longtime Simpson friend Don Ohlmeyer.