Norm Macdonald, comedian, writer and star of “Saturday Night Live”, died after from the battle with cancer, at the age of . According to the international media, the well-known comedian fought cancer for nine years. In fact, as they report, the diagnosis of cancer was kept secret by his fans.
Who was Norm Macdonald
The comedian started in showbiz as a writer in “Roseanne” 1993, after making his way to a comedy club in Canada.
Joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” 1993 and the following year he began his unforgettable tenure as presenter of the Weekend Update until its inception 1998, when he was replaced by Colin Quinn.
Macdonald was known for his imitations as Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Larry King, Quentin Tarantino, and many others during his five-year career in the show, with his popularity to be launched.
After leaving “SNL”, Macdonald created “The Norm Show” with Bruce Helford on ABC, which aired on 1999 until the 2001.
The comedian starred as Norm Henderson, an NHL player who had been banned for life for gambling and tax evasion and had to perform five years of community service. The cast included Laurie Metcalf, Ian Gomez, Max Wright, Artie Lange and Faith Ford and the show lasted three seasons.