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Norm Macdonald, ‘SNL’ star, dead at 61

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battle to cancer, the term really bothers me,” he presciently said in 2011. “It implies that he failed and that somebody else, who defeated cancer, is heroic and courageous.”Hoekstra, who was also Macdonald’s longtime producing partner, told Deadline in a statement: “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.”When he published his best-selling “memoir” in 2015, Macdonald revealed what percentage of it was true in his signature sarcastic style: “Oh, zero,” he told The Post.

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