Norm Macdonald, comedian and 'Saturday Night Live' alum, で死ぬ 61

Norm Macdonald, a comic who was beloved as anchor ofSaturday Night Live’s” 人気 “Weekend Updatesegments, died Tuesday, 複数の報告によると, citing his manager.

彼がいた 61.
締め切り was the first to report the news.
    Macdonald had been battling cancer for several years but kept his diagnosis private, his friend and producing partner, Lori Jo Hoekstra, 声明でCNNに語った.
      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,” Hoekstra said. “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.
        Born in Quebec City, Quebec, カナダ, he started in show business as a standup comedian who worked the Ottawa club circuit before branching out to clubs across Canada.
        He quickly became known for his deadpan and sardonic delivery and in 1987 was given the opportunity to perform at theJust For LaughsComedy Festival in Los Angeles.
          That first taste of LA made an impression and Macdonald moved to the city, intent on breaking into Hollywood. He found work writing for the originalRoseannesitcom in 1992.
          He joined the cast of “土曜日の夜のライブ” 翌年, where he became known for his impressions of David Letterman, Larry King, Burt Reynolds, Quentin Tarantino and others.
          But it was as the anchor for the news sendup segmentWeekend Updatewhere Macdonald hit his stride.
          He held the position from 1994 に 1998.
          Macdonald was rather abruptly and unceremoniously dropped as the anchor ofWeekend Update,” a decision made by then-NBC West Coast president Don Ohlmeyer. Although it was reported that the executive simply didn’t like Macdonald in that role, there were reports that it had to do jokes that Macdonald had told about O.J. シンプソン, who was one of Ohlmeyer’s longtime friends.
          で 1998 interview on David Letterman’s show, Macdonald said Ohlmeyer told him, “You’re not funny,” 追加する, “He also thinks that O.J. is innocent.Years later, Macdonald told the ニューヨーク・タイムズ he thought theexperimentalnature of his material, not the Simpson connection, was why Ohlmeyer soured on him.
          Fellow comedians Jon Stewart, Patton Oswalt, Seth Rogen and more paid tribute to Macdonald on Tuesday.
          Oh my God. We lost a legend,” Jim Gaffigan tweeted.Norm was punishingly funny. A unique special point of view and completely organic. RIPNormMacDonald. “
            I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald,” Conan O’Brien tweeted. “Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I’m so sad for all of us today.
            MacDonald was listed among the comics scheduled to perform during the upcoming New York Comedy Festival in November.