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SNL star Norm Macdonald dead at 61 after secret nine-year battle with cancer

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SATURDAY Night Live vet Norm Macdonald has passed away at 61 after a private battle with cancer.

The comedian’s management firm confirmed his death to Deadline, and revealed the star was fighting cancer for almost a decade.

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Norm Macdonald has passed away after a secret battle with cancerCredit: Getty
He received mainstream attention as part of the Saturday Night Live cast, starting off in 1993

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He received mainstream attention as part of the Saturday Night Live cast, starting off in 1993Credit: Getty

Norm’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra revealed: “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…



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