Former SNL star Norm Macdonald has died at 61 due to cancer. Ever since the heartbreaking news surfaced, many fans have been mourning the star’s demise, while others are wondering about his net worth.
Comedy fans adored Norm and his antics on SNL and the other subsequent shows he starred in during the later part of his career. He was loved for his sharp delivery and incisive observations.
The news about the comedian’s passing was announced by his management firm, Brillstein Entertainment, to Deadline. His longtime business partner and friend, Lori Jo Hoekstra, revealed that Norm had been battling cancer for almost a decade.
Despite his cancer, the SNL star was adamant about keeping his health struggles private, just so that his fans could enjoy his comedy without having to worry about his well-being.
What is Norm Macdonald’s net worth?
Norm’s net worth was approximately $2.5 million at the time of his death.
The Quebec, Canada born star began his career as a stand-up comedian at Yuk Yuks. Thanks to his undying love for comedy, he traversed the rough waters of the industry and became a well-known figure by the mid-1980s.
Norm has a lineup of other credits to his name such as TV writing for My Name Is Earl, NewsRadio, The Drew Carey Show and Real Rob, and films such as Dirty Work, Screwed, Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, Grown Ups and Funny People among others. However, his SNL gig became the highlight of his career.
Comedian’s SNL career explored
Following his writing gig on Roseanne in 1992-93, the comedian landed his coveted gig at NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
One of his most popular impressions was of Deliverance actor Burt Reynolds. His character was always shown to be at hilarious odds with Will Ferrell’s Alex Trebek.
Norm’s other famous impressions included David Letterman, Larry King, Quentin Tarantino, Mr. Bean, Andy Rooney and Clint Eastwood among others.
The comedian’s departure from the show was highly controversial. He was fired and many attributed it to his continued criticism of OJ Simpson despite the displeasure of NBC’s West Coast President Don Ohlmeyer.
Fans react to star’s death
The SNL star’s fans are grieving his death since the news broke. Here are some notable reactions on Twitter.