The comedian passed away after suffering from cancer
One of the most popular members of the long-running comedy show, Macdonald was a cast member on SNL から 1993-98 and was most well known for the show’s “Weekend Update” segments along with his droll, deadpan style.
声明の中で, the programme said: “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.”
ザ・ コメディアン’s long-term producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra was with him when he died on Tuesday (14 9月), according to a statement to 締め切り by Macdonald’s management firm Brillstein Entertainment.
Hoekstra told the publication: 「彼は自分のコメディを最も誇りに思っていました. 彼は診断が聴衆または彼の愛する人のいずれかが彼を見る方法に影響を与えることを決して望んでいませんでした. 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.”
Tributes for the late comedian have poured in on social media. Steve Martin said: 「私たちはノームマクドナルドを愛していました. One of a kind,” while Seth Rogan added: “I was a huge fan of Norm Macdonald and I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting. 私はトークショーで彼を見るために特に起きていました. 彼は史上最もおかしなゲストでした. 今日はコメディの巨人を失いました. 史上最高の一人. RIP。"
Jon Stewart added: 「ノーム・マクドナルドのように誰もあなたを壊すことができませんでした. 陽気でユニーク,” while Edgar Wright tweeted: 「多くの中毒性のあるウサギの穴のうち、インターネット上で姿を消すことができます, the most pleasurable is ‘Norm Macdonald chat show appearances’. すべての笑いをありがとうノーム, お会いできて大変申し訳ありません。」
After leaving SNL に 1998, Macdonald went on to star in his own comedy series, ノームショー から走った 1999-2001. He also had a recurring role on The Middle and appeared on numerous late night chat shows over the years including Late Night With David Letterman そして コナン.