ノームマクドナルド: Former Saturday Night Live anchor dies aged 61

ノームマクドナルド: Former Saturday Night Live anchor dies aged 61
Comedian was a beloved cast member on SNL

前者 土曜日の夜のライブ cast member Norm Macdonald has died aged 61.

One of the most popular members of the long-running comedy show, Macdonald had been suffering from for more than nine years.

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。」

You can see some of the tributes here:

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.

He was born on 17 10月 1959 ケベックシティで, and began his career in the comedy clubs of Canada. He appeared as a contestant on スターサーチ に 1990 after which he was hired to write for Roseanne Barr’s sitcom ロザンヌ の間に 1992-93.

He joined SNL に 1993 and remained on the show for five years. Macdonald attributed his departure to his comments on the show about OJ Simpson, claiming they upset the president of NBC’s West Coast division, ドン・オールメイヤー, who Macdonald said was a friend of Simpson.

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.

Macdonald was due to appear at the New York Comedy Festival in November.