Norm Macdonald Dead At 61: Jim Carrey, Seth Rogen & More Pay Tribute To The Comic

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September 14, 2021 3:30PM EDT

Jim Carrey, Seth Rogen and much stars are paying tribute to beloved ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum Norm Macdonald, who died of crab astatine property 61.

Norm Macdonald, a comedian, histrion and erstwhile formed subordinate of Saturday Night Live, has died astatine property 61 aft a nine-year backstage conflict with cancer. Norm’s absorption steadfast Brillstein Entertainment confirmed the tragic quality to Deadline on Sept. 14. After Norm’s passing was made public, stars similar Seth Rogen and Jim Carrey paid tribute to Norm via societal media and remembered him for his iconic enactment successful comedy.

“Oh f**k. I was a immense instrumentality of Norm Macdonald and I fundamentally ripped disconnected his transportation erstwhile I archetypal started acting,” Seth said connected Twitter. “I would enactment up specifically to ticker him connected speech shows. He was the funniest impermanent of each time. We mislaid a drama elephantine today. One of the the each clip greats. RIP.” Meanwhile, Jim said connected the societal media platform, “My beloved person Norm MacDonald passed aft a brave 10 twelvemonth battle. He was 1 of our astir precious gems. An honorable and courageous drama genius. I emotion him.”

My beloved person Norm MacDonald passed aft a brave 10 twelvemonth battle. He was 1 of our astir precious gems. An honorable and courageous drama genius. I emotion him.

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 14, 2021

Jon Stewart was adjacent to grant Norm. He said connected Twitter, “No 1 could marque you interruption similar Norm Macdonald. Hilarious and unique. F**k cancer. Another tribute to Norm came successful from Whitney Cummings, who shared a video of Norm’s iconic roast of Bob Saget. “Norm is the pinnacle of bravery and originality,” Whitney wrote.

Norm is the pinnacle of bravery and originality. 💔 https://t.co/UfeNoEUlUv

— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) September 14, 2021

Josh Gad paid tribute arsenic well, writing, “Oh travel on! Damnit. Not Norm. Absolutely gutted. One of the astir underrated and hilarious SNL performers. RIP.” Smallville alum Michael Rosenbaum said helium was “so bittersweet to perceive about” Norm’s death, and remembered him arsenic a “funny comic guy. helium was a benignant man.” Gilbert Gottfried shared a throwback photo of he, Norm and a radical retired to dinner, and wrote, “This photograph was taken aft I was a impermanent connected Norm’s show. At meal the laughs conscionable continued nonstop. He volition beryllium missed. RIP Norm Macdonald.”

Meanwhile, Ken Jeong said, “In specified a divisive clip adjacent among comedians, we tin each hold Norm MacDonald was the best. Rest In Peace.” Steve Martin honored Norm too, writing connected Twitter, “We loved Norm MacDonald. One of a kind.” HollywoodLife reached retired to reps for SNL and creator Lorne Michels for remark connected Norm’s death.

In specified a divisive clip adjacent among comedians, we tin each hold Norm MacDonald was the best. Rest In Peace.💔

— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) September 14, 2021

Norm was a formed subordinate on SNL from 1993 to 1998, and astir notably anchored the Weekend Update conception for 3 seasons. Before joining SNL, helium worked arsenic a writer for Roseanne, but discontinue to articulation the iconic sketch drama series. Norm yet landed his ain sitcom, The Norm Show, which ran from 1999 to 2001 connected ABC. Most recently, helium had his precise ain Netflix speech show, which was appropriately called Norm Macdonald Has a Show. He besides had 3 drama albums, which spanned from 2006 to 2017.

Norm MacdonaldNorm Macdonald (Photo: Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

In Deadline‘s report, Norm’s longtime producing spouse and person Lori Jo Hoekstra said that the legendary comedian had been battling crab for astir 10 years and wanted to support it  private. “He was astir arrogant of his comedy,” Lori, who was with Norm erstwhile helium died, said. “He ne'er wanted the diagnosis to impact the mode the assemblage oregon immoderate of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a axenic comic. He erstwhile wrote that ‘a gag should drawback idiosyncratic by surprise, it should ne'er pander.’ He surely ne'er pandered. Norm volition beryllium missed terribly.”