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Norm Macdonald dead: Saturday Night Live star dies after secret cancer battle

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showbiz gossip straight to your inbox with the Daily Star's FREE newsletterSaturday Night Live star Norm Macdonald has passed away aged 61 following a nine-year cancer battle.Confirming the star's death, Norm's management revealed the news to online publication Deadline and said and the he was fighting cancer for almost a decade.Norm's producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra said: "He was most proud of his comedy.

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 pander.’ He certainly never pandered.

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