Comedian Norm Macdonald has died at 61 after a secret battle with cancer.
Macdonald is best known for his time on Saturday Night Live.
“He was most proud of his comedy,” producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra told Deadline. “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.”
Macdonald started his career on Roseanne before joining SNL in 1993. He was in the cast for 5 years.