Stars mourn Norm Macdonald: 'Every one of us loved Norm'

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Stars and comedians, such as Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman and David Letterman, paid tribute to Norm Macdonald on social media following his death.
David Letterman speaks on stage for the 75th anniversary of the USO in May 2016. File Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI | License Photo

Comedians mourned Macdonald on social media after he died at the age of 61. Image courtesy of Netflix

Sept. 15 (UPI) --

Macdonald died on Tuesday at the age of 61 following a private battle with cancer, his manager Marc Gurvitz confirmed.

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Macdonald was best known as the host of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live from 1993 to 1998. He also starred in films Billy Madison, Dirty Work, Deuce Bigelow, Screwed and voiced Lucky the Dog in the Dr. Dolittle series of films.

He additionally had a sitcom titled Norm that lasted three seasons, his podcast Norm Macdonald Live and a Netflix talk show that ran for one season in 2018.

"Every one of us loved Norm. Some of the hardest laughs of my life with this man. Most fearless funny original guy we knew. An incredible dad. A great friend. A legend. Love u pal," Sandler said on Twitter, alongside a photo of himself with Norm on the set of Billy Madison.

"Norm was in a comedy genre of his own. No one like him on this planet. Please do yourself a favor and watch his stuff. He was one of a kind of all time," Silverman said on Twitter.

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