Norm Macdonald, former ‘Saturday Night Live’ comic, dies

Norm Macdonald (1959-2021) - Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. (Photo: Larry King / YouTube)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Saturday Night Live” comic Norm Macdonald is dead after a nine-year battle with cancer. His death Tuesday was confirmed by his management team, Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Macdonald was on the show during the 1990s as a writer-performer, and a laconic host of “Weekend Update.”

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After leaving the show in 1998, he starred in an ABC sitcom for three years.

Macdonald was a standup comedian born and raised in Quebec City, Canada, and worked briefly as a writer for the ABC sitcom “Roseanne” before he was asked to join “Saturday Night Live.”