- One of Saturday Night Live’s most influential cast members, Norm Macdonald died at the age of 61 on 14 September after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He was scheduled to be in the New York Comedy Festival lineup in November.
- Died, Cause of Death, and Funeral
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Wife, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
One of Saturday Night Live’s most influential cast members, Norm Macdonald died at the age of 61 on 14 September after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He was scheduled to be in the New York Comedy Festival lineup in November.
Originally from Quebec City, Quebec, Norman Gene Macdonald was born on 17 October 1959 under the star sign Libra. The 61-year-old stand-up comedian was Canadian by nationality and belonged to the Caucasian ethnicity. He attended Quebec High School and later graduated from Gloucester High School in Ottawa.
Died, Cause of Death, and Funeral
The Canadian comic died at the age of 61 on 14 September. Nine years before, he was diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, he lost his nine-year-long battle and took his final breath on Tuesday.
His management firm Brillstein Entertainment announced the news of his death to Deadline. According to Lori Jo Hoekstra, his friend, and longtime producing partner, the comedian was determined to keep his health struggles private, away from his family, friends, and fans.
“He was most proud of his comedy.” “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”
Tributes have been poring on social media for the comedian. Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart tweeted:
“No one could make you break like Norm Macdonald. Hilarious and unique.”
Oh fuck. I was a huge fan of Norm Macdonald and I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting. I would stay up specifically to watch him on talk shows. He was the funniest guest of all time. We lost a comedy giant today. One of the the all time greats. RIP.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 14, 2021
Likewise, Seth Rogen wrote:
“I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting.” “We lost a comedy giant today. One of the all time greats.”
Details related to his funeral have been kept secret. The comedian is now survived by his son and his ex-wife.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Macdonald used to write for the sitcom Roseanne early in his career. He then served as a cast member on Saturday Night Live for five years, where he also anchored the Weekend Update segment for three seasons. At the time, he even made guest appearances on NewsRadio and The Drew Carey Show.
Macdonald starred in the 1998 film Dirty Work. From 1999 to 2001, he starred in his own sitcom, The Norm Show. He started a video podcast in 2013 called Norm Macdonald Live. In 2018, he released a Netflix talk show, Norm Macdonald Has a Show. In addition, he had appeared in numerous TV shows and movies and worked as a voice actor.
The comedian had a highly successful career that left him with a massive net worth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Macdonald was worth approximately $2.5 million at the time of his death.
Married, Wife, and Children
Macdonald was once married to Connie Vaillancourt Macdonald. The two tied the knot in 1988 and welcomed a son, Dylan, after five years of marriage in 1993.
According to reports, Macdonald’s ex-wife, Connie, is a family therapist and lives in Los Angeles. They divorced in 1999.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Macdonald came from a well-educated family. His parents – Ferne Mains and Percy Lloyd Macdonald – who were both teachers, worked at CFB Valcartier, a military base north of Quebec City. He lost his father in 1990 to heart disease.
Macdonald was the middle son of his parents. His older brother, Neil Macdonald, is a journalist with CBC News. He has a younger brother named Leslie.