Norm Macdonald

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Norm Macdonald
Macdonald in 2016
Norman Gene Macdonald

(1959-10-17)October 17, 1959
Quebec City, Canada
DiedSeptember 14, 2021(2021-09-14) (aged 61)
Years active1985–2021
Connie Vaillancourt
(m. 1988; sep. 1999)
Comedy career
  • Stand-up
  • television
  • film

Norman Gene Macdonald (October 17, 1959 – September 14, 2021) was a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He was a cast member for five seasons of Saturday Night Live from 1993 to 1998. He wrote for the sitcom Roseanne. He co-created and starred in The Norm Show (1999–2001) and A Minute with Stan Hooper (2003). He hosted the podcast Norm Macdonald Live from 2013 to 2018. He also appeared as Mitch Weaver in the movie Dirty Work and as Lucky in five Dr. Dolittle movies.

Macdonald was born in Quebec City.[1] In 1988, he married Connie Vaillancourt. They legally separated in 1999. He had a son, Dylan (born 1993).

In 2013, Macdonald was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.[2] The cancer was in remission until 2020, when it developed into myelodysplastic syndrome and then to acute myeloid leukemia.[2]

Macdonald died from acute myeloid leukemia in Duarte, California, on September 14, 2021. He was 61.[3] He had been diagnosed with the disease nine years before his death.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Richards, Carla. "Norm Macdonald". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Edgers, Geoff. "Norm Macdonald had one last secret". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Evans, Greg (September 14, 2021). "Norm Macdonald Dies: Influential Comedian & Former 'SNL' Weekend Update Anchor Was 61". Deadline. Retrieved September 14, 2021.

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