Comedian Norm Macdonald dies after privately battling cancer
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Norm Macdonald, comedian and SNL star, dies after privately battling cancer
Norm Macdonald, the legendary comedian and former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor, has died at 61 after a private battle with cancer.

Macdonald's management firm confirmed his death on Tuesday to Deadline. His producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra told Deadline Macdonald battled cancer for almost a decade but wanted to keep his health issues private.

"He was most proud of his comedy," Hoekstra said. "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…
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