Comedian Norm MacDonald dies following battle with cancer: report | TheHill

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Famed comedian Norm MacDonald has reportedly died after a nine-year battle with cancer. He was 61...
Famed comedian Norm Macdonald has reportedly died after a nine-year battle with cancer. He was 61.

"He was most proud of his comedy," MacDonald's longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra told Deadline.com, which confirmed MacDonald's death Tuesday with his management company Brillstein Entertainment.

"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…
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