Tributes from all corners of the comedy and acting worlds have been pouring in to honour the late Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer earlier today following a nine-year battle with the illness. He was 61.
Best known for his work on Saturday Night Live in the 1990’s, Macdonald’s life has been remembered via social media by some of the best.
Macdonald’s Saturday Night Live co-star Adam Sandler wrote “Every one of us loved Norm. Some of the hardest laughs of my life with this man. Most fearless funny original guy we knew.”
“I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald,” wrote Conan O’Brien. “Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny.
“I will never laugh that hard again. I’m so sad for all of us today.”
Jim Carrey also wrote a short dedication to his friend, saying “My dear friend Norm MacDonald passed after a brave 10 year battle. He was one of our most precious gems. An honest and courageous comedy genius. I love him.”
“Norm, I didn’t just like you. I loved you,” wrote Rob Schneider on Instagram. “You didn’t just make me laugh. You made me cry with laughter.”
“I’m still crying today. But when I think of you, my tears will run down my face with all the memories of all the laughter and all the joys that you brought to all of us.”
“He was a genius amongst us mere mortals.”
Check out more tributes to the late comedian below.
Every one of us loved Norm. Some of the hardest laughs of my life with this man. Most fearless funny original guy we knew. An incredible dad. A great friend. A legend. Love u pal. pic.twitter.com/2Pftw28uPc
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) September 14, 2021
I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I'm so sad for all of us today.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) September 14, 2021
My dear friend Norm MacDonald passed after a brave 10 year battle. He was one of our most precious gems. An honest and courageous comedy genius. I love him.
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 14, 2021
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Norm didn't just make us laugh, he made us laugh hard. Rest well, you crazy bastard.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 14, 2021
Oh wow. This is terrible news. I didn’t always get along with Norm, he’d been outright cruel to me at times. But when I saw him at the last SNL reunion he was full of smiles for me & even an apology! I was stunned by that & appreciated it deeply. He was such a huge talent. 🙁 https://t.co/1PhAKRXc63
— Julia Sweeney (@JIsbackintown) September 14, 2021
No one could make you break like Norm Macdonald. Hilarious and unique. Fuck cancer.
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) September 14, 2021
Norm was in a comedy genre of his own. No one like him on this planet. Please do yourself a favor and watch his stuff. He was one of a kind of all time
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 14, 2021
Oh fuck. I was a huge fan of Norm Macdonald and I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting. I would stay up specifically to watch him on talk shows. He was the funniest guest of all time. We lost a comedy giant today. One of the the all time greats. RIP.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 14, 2021
NOOOOO GODDAMIT. Oh my God what is even happening.
Good bye, Norm. You were never not 100% hilarious. https://t.co/loW3QsEjgW
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 14, 2021
Truly one of the funniest moments on TV. That was awesome, Norm ruled https://t.co/ZqmwyCpGtY
— Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) September 14, 2021
Of the many addictive rabbit holes you can disappear down on the internet, the most pleasurable is 'Norm MacDonald chat show appearances'. Thanks for all the laughs Norm, very sorry to see you go. https://t.co/ahxZNRdJEw
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 14, 2021
We loved Norm MacDonald. One of a kind. https://t.co/0sXoCLEtuG
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) September 14, 2021