Obit Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald, a comedian and former cast member on "Saturday Night Live," died on Tuesday after a nine-year battle with cancer that he kept private. He was 61. [Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File]

NEW YORK — Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died.

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