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September 14th, 2021, 21:35
Norman Macdonald, gone far too soon. A fine Canadian and stellar stand-up performer, I still have the VHS tape I recorded of him on Star Search back in the day. I was lucky enough to see him perform twice in person, he truly was a remarkable person and gentle soul. The comedy plane is richer by one today, and our world is left poorer.
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September 14th, 2021, 21:44
What? No way

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September 14th, 2021, 21:54
Yeah, just saw this. Crazy. The guy was young!
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September 14th, 2021, 23:32
Indeed. Sixty-one is far too young to shuffle off this mortal coil. He had decades of entertainment left to share.
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September 15th, 2021, 09:59
Well that news came outta nowhere. I used to love watching his older movies especially the voice of the dog in Dolittle. I didn't even know he was terminally ill with cancer.
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September 15th, 2021, 11:09
Sad news alright. Its a mark of the man to not seek the limelight. We didn't see him in enough movies.
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September 15th, 2021, 12:51
His weekend updates during the OJ trial were the best ever. He didn't tell most of his friends and family of the ten-year battle he had with cancer.
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September 15th, 2021, 15:06
I loved how he covered OJ and especially decried his getting away with murder. RIP Norm.
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September 15th, 2021, 15:18
I liked his dry style - it reminded me of an edgier Bob Newhart.

Absolutely relentless going after the grotesque farce of the OJ trial, and fair play to him. He also reminded me a bit of Ricky Gervais, in the sense that wanted to genuinely annoy the great and the good, not just play footsie with them. Probably held back his career.
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September 15th, 2021, 17:27
To this day, I cannot hear him saying that California had just legalized murder without bursting into laughter. And what made him famous likely also brought him down, as the person that threw a party for the jury also paid for the cameras that filmed Saturday Night Live.

Better to burn out than fade away, indeed.
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September 15th, 2021, 18:03
Very funny guy. He played a lot of good roles, but my favorite was his Burt Reynolds impersonation for Celebrity Jeopardy on SNL.
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