via DEADLINE, 'Norm Macdonald, whose laconic delivery of sharp and incisive observations made him one ofSaturday Night Live‘s most influential and beloved cast members, died today after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He was 61.
Macdonald’s death was announced to Deadline by his management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The comedian’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him when died, said Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade but was determined to keep his health struggles private, away from family, friends and fans'
THIS IS HEARTBREAKING! RIP NORM! Thank you for your comedy!