Shocking loss. Seth Rogen, Jon Stewart and more celebrities are sending their condolences after comedian Norm Macdonald died at age 61.The former Saturday Night Live star privately fought cancer for nearly 10 years before Us Weekly confirmed his death on Tuesday, September 14.“He was most proud of his comedy,” his longtime producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra said in a statement. “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.
Norm will be missed terribly.”Macdonald appeared on the long-running variety sketch show for five years between 1993 and 1998.Read more on usmagazine.com