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Norm Macdonald, former ‘Saturday Night Live’ comic, dies

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Former "Saturday Night Live" comic Norm Macdonald has died at the age of 61 after a nine-year battle with cancer.

His death Tuesday was confirmed by his management team, Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Macdonald was on the show during the 1990s as a writer-performer, and a laconic host of "Weekend Update." After leaving the show in 1998, he starred in an ABC sitcom for three years.

Macdonald was a standup comedian born and raised in Quebec City, Canada, and worked briefly as a writer for the ABC sitcom "Roseanne" before he was asked to join "Saturday Night Live."

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