‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Norm Macdonald dead at 61 after battle with cancer
Comedian Norm Macdonald during "The Match: Tiger vs Phil" at Shadow Creek Golf Course on November 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America/TNS

Norm Macdonald, the longtime “Saturday Night Live” funnyman known best as the host of “Weekend Update,” died Tuesday. He was 61. Macdonald succumbed to a nine-year cancer battle that he kept private, his management team told Deadline. “He was most proud of his comedy,” producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra told the outlet. “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.” Macdonald sta...