NEW YORK — Reactions to the loss of Norm Macdonald, who died Tuesday at the age of 61 from cancer.
“Norm Macdonald’s death has saddened me. Norm had the most distinctive comic voice I’d ever heard, and he was always and unabashedly amusing. I’ll never laugh as hard as that again. Today, I’m very sad for all of us.” — On Twitter, Conan O’Brien.
“Norm was adored by all of us. With this man, I’ve had some of the most painful laughs of my life. We knew the most daring, hilarious, and unique man we’d ever met. A fantastic father. A wonderful companion. It’s a legend. “I adore you, pal.” — From Adam Sandler’s Instagram account.
“Norm was a one-of-a-kind comedian. There is no one on the globe who compares to him. Please do yourself a favor and keep an eye on him. On Twitter, Sarah Silverman said, “He was one of a kind of all time.”
“He was one of our most valuable treasures. A comic genius who is both honest and brave. I’m in love with him.” ― through Twitter, Jim Carrey
“Because of Norm Macdonald, the world was a lot funnier place. We’ve lost a wonderful Canadian and comic talent. I’m sending my sympathies to his family and the many admirers who are grieving his death.” – Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, on Twitter.
“Norm was a fantastic comedian, and I enjoyed laughing with him on Saturday Night Live. (asterisk)Norm Macdonald will be missed by Bob Dole.” — Former Senator Bob Dole, whom Macdonald frequently imitated on “Saturday Night Live.”
“He was one of a kind. When I used to watch new comics on early comedy TV series like The Improv or Catch a Rising Star, I’d study their technique and thought to myself, “Oh yes, he’s doing Leno, Letterman, or Rickles.” When Norm got on, I told him he wasn’t going to do anything.” In an emailed statement, Bob Newhart said.
“Norm MacDonald was a favorite of ours. It’s one-of-a-kind.” — through Twitter, Steve Martin
“When I first started acting, I was a great fan of Norm Macdonald and practically ripped off his approach; I would stay up late just to watch him on talk programs. He was the most amusing visitor of all time. Today, we lost a comedic legend. One of the greats of all time.” ― through Twitter, Seth Rogen
“No one could shatter you as Norm Macdonald could. “Hilarious and one-of-a-kind.” – On Twitter, Jon Stewart.
“The world has lost a very, very hilarious man today. We already miss him.” ― Eugene Levy, via Twitter.
“Oh my God, what is going on here? Norm, I bid you farewell. You were never less than 100 percent amusing.” — through Twitter, Patton Oswalt
“No one else could compare to your clever comedy and the way you cared so much about words, phrases, and stories. Simply fantastic. Your work has the quality of poetry.” ― Molly Shannon’s Instagram account.
“Today is a depressing day. We at Saturday Night Live grieve the death of Norm Macdonald, one of the most influential comic voices of his age or any other. We’ll miss Norm for a lot of reasons, from his unwavering honesty to his generosity to his uncanny ability to surprise us. But above all, he was just plain amusing. No one was as amusing as Norm.” In an emailed statement, “Saturday Night Live” said.