Norm Macdonald, the comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” star, has died from cancer, his manager confirmed to CBS News on Tuesday. He was 61.
Macdonald began his career in television as a writer on “Rosanne” and the “Dennis Miller Show” in 1992. The following year, he began working at “Saturday Night Live,” a role that would define his career. He is best known for his work as an anchor for the show’s Weekend Update sketch, a spot he held for four years before passing the torch to comedian Colin Quinn.
After “Saturday Night Live,” Macdonald moved to voice acting, where he was represented by DPN Talent in California. He most recently starred in “Orville” and the animated Comedy Central series “Mike Tyson Mysteries.”
“Norm defined an American humor that was smart and real. He was a true original,” Jeff Danis, the president of DPN Talent, said in a statement. “He will be greatly missed.”
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