Norm Macdonald, the Canadian-born comic who changed into an influential forged member of Saturday Evening Are living after he joined in 1993, has died. He was once 61.
Leisure information web page Cut-off date first reported his demise Tuesday. Macdonald’s supervisor, Marc Gurvitz of Brillstein Leisure, additionally showed the inside track to CBC Information.
Macdonald was once born in Quebec Town on Oct. 17, 1959, the son of 2 schoolteachers, and spent his early years as a slapstick comedian traveling throughout Canada.
He went on to write down for presentations like Roseanne and The Dennis Miller Display within the early ’90s, sooner than occurring to host SNL’s iconic section “Weekend Replace” from 1994-97.
After leaving SNL, he created and starred within the comedy The Norm Display for ABC, taking part in a former NHL participant kicked out of the league for playing and tax evasion and compelled into neighborhood provider as a social employee.
He changed into identified for his impressions, together with Burt Reynolds, who gave Will Ferrell’s Alex Trebek persona grief on SNL‘s ordinary “Superstar Jeopardy” caricature. He additionally impersonated Bob Dole, Larry King and David Letterman.
Macdonald died after a non-public fight with most cancers, Brillstein said, and had selected to not percentage his well being issues of the general public.