Soft McDonald, the Canadian comedian best known as the host Weekend update On Live Saturday night In the 1990s, he died at the age of 61 after a personal battle with cancer.
Deadline McDonald’s death was first reported. In a statement, Deadline reported Laurie Joe Hoekstra, who was with McDonald at the time of his death and his longtime production partner, said he had been battling cancer for a decade.
“He was most proud of his comedy,” Hoxtra told Deadline. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way viewers or his loved ones saw him. The ideal was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke can surprise someone, it should never turn around.’ He must have never pandered. The ideal will be terribly missed. “
Born in Quebec City on October 1, 1959, McDonald’s began as a club comedian in his home country before taking a break as a writer. Roseanne In the early 90s. Following his two-season run, McDonald left SNL Where he hosted Weekend update. He was also known for his imitations, especially Bert Reynolds as Tart Ferguson Celebrity Danger! He will be acquitted in 1998 after then-NBC boss Don Ohlmeyer called him “disrespectful” after he tore up McDonald Oz Simpson (who was a friend of Ohlmeyer).
In addition to working on it SNL, Appeared in several Adam Sandler films, including McDonald’s Billy Madison, Funny people, Jack and Jill And Grown compromise. He also starred Bad work And The People Vs. Larry Flynt Among other films.