TORONTO-The burly Quebec comedian Norm Macdonald, who rose from the Canadian nightclub to the peak of prestige “Saturday Night Live”, died at the age of 61 after a private battle with cancer.
Representatives of his management agency Brillstein Entertainment Partners confirmed his death on Tuesday, saying they could not provide more details.
This revelation shocked many people because MacDonald did not share his diagnosis with his fans.
This talk show initiated by Quebec City is best known for appearing behind the “Weekend Update” desk during his term of “Saturday Night Live” from 1993 to 1998 to make fun of the latest news events.
He also impressed Burt Reynolds as a contestant in one of his favorite roles “Danger”.
Yuk Yuk co-founder Mark Breslin (Mark Breslin) said that Macdonald’s sheer star power was already evident in his early Canadian comedy tour, he created a unique The sound left a deep impression on the peers.
“He combined simple expression and indifferent expression, but his blue eyes sparkled with great light, letting you know that everything seemed to be a joke,” Breslin said.
“This is a truly powerful combination of all these things.”
MacDonald continued to build a loyal following among comedy fans because he vulgarly rejected simple punchlines.
He will appear in multiple movies with his former “SNL” actor, including Adam Sandler in “Billy Madison” and Rob Schneider in “Animals”.
MacDonald also led the 1998 Hollywood comedy “Dirty Work” directed by Bob Saget, where he played one of two friends who initiated a business of hiring revenge. The film’s box office was bleak, but after it was released in a home video, it attracted a fanatical following.
Later in his career, he will host his own Netflix talk show “Noam McDonald has a show” and will voice the pigeon role in “Mike Tyson’s Mystery”.
Authors: David Friend and Adina Bresge
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times