Famous friends of Norm Macdonald are banding together to pay tribute to the late comedian in the wake of his shocking death. McDonald was secretly battling cancer for nearly a decade. He eventually lost that fight on Tuesday when it was announced that saturday night live Favorite died at the age of 61.
Several Hollywood stars and fellow comedians are now paying tribute to Norm Macdonald on social media. This includes Artie Lange, who co-starred in the 1998 comedy Dirty Work with McDonald. Posting a picture of herself with Norm, Artie said, “I will miss you forever!”
“I’m completely devastated Norm MacdonaldConan O’Brien, who had Norm as a guest on his talk show on several memorable occasions. “Norm had the most unique comedic voice ever and was so relentless and irresistibly funny. I’ll never laugh so loudly again. I’m so sad for all of us today.”
Seth Rogen tweeted, “Oh f**k. I was a huge fan of Norm MacDonald and I essentially broke his delivery when I first started acting. I especially love watching him on talk shows. He was the funniest guest of all time. We lost a comedy legend today. One of the all-time greats. RIP.”
Jim Carrey tweeted, “My dear friend Norm MacDonald passes away after 10 years of bravery. He was one of our most precious gems. An honest and courageous comedy genius. I love him.”
“Nooo goddammit,” says Patton Oswalt. “Oh my god, what’s up. Goodbye, Norm. You were never 100% hilarious.”
Referring to the Legendary Bit of McDonald’s Bob Saget’s Comedy Central Roast, comedian Brian Potion told this story: “One of the hardest times I’ve ever had during the Bob Saget roast as @normmacdonald ate it on purpose, gleefully noting that the live audience isn’t buying Meanwhile, the other comics and I were in tears and awe of one of the funniest humans ever.”
former host of The Daily Show Jon Stewart tweeted, “No one can break you like Norm MacDonald. Hilarious and unique. F**k cancer.”
Filmmaker Edgar Wright (last night in soho) said, “Of the many addictive rabbit holes you can disappear on the Internet, the most enjoyable is ‘Norm McDonald’s chat show appearances’. Thanks for all the laughs Norm, so sorry to see you go.”
Gilbert Gottfried posted a photo of himself with McDonald, Bob Saget and Jeff Ross. The caption read, “This photo was taken while I was a guest on Norm’s show. The laughs at dinner just went on nonstop. He’ll be missed. RIP Norm McDonald.”
A tweet by Seth MacFarlane read: “To so many people in comedy, I included, no one was more fun than Norm MacDonald. You always hoped he’d turn around after he was done, just you tell his stories Hear and laugh. So hilarious and so generous with his personality. I’m going to miss him.”
And star wars Actor Mark Hamill wrote, “#SNL is one of the funniest people ever gone but never to be forgotten. I’ve spent many hours on YouTube enjoying all the characters they’ve given us . In one word: HILARIOUS. Rolling on the floor laughing. Thank you for a lifetime of laughs.”
As one of today’s most beloved comedians, Macdonald’s passing is hard for many. He will be sorely missed by fans around the world. You can see what some of his other celebrity friends and fans are saying on Twitter.