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Norm Macdonald Tributes: Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, & More Honor Comedian

David Letterman, Jim Carrey, Steve Martin, and Jon Stewart also remember the late comedian

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Norm Macdonald, photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Comedy Central
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    As news of the death of actor and comedian Norm Macdonald at 61 years old reverberates throughout Hollywood, countless tributes have poured in from fellow comedians and actors.

    “Every one of us loved Norm,” remembered Macdonald’s Saturday Night Live castmate Adam Sandler. “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.”

    “I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald,” said 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.”

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    “In every important way, in the world of stand-up, Norm was the best,” former Late Show host David Letterman wrote in a statement. “An opinion shared by me and all peers. Always up to something, never certain, until his matter-of-fact delivery leveled you. I was always delighted by his bizarre mind and earnest gaze. (I’m trying to avoid using the phrase, ‘twinkle in his eyes’). He was a lifetime Cy Young winner in comedy. Gone, but impossible to forget.”

    Jimmy Kimmel added, “Norm didn’t just make us laugh, he made us laugh hard. Rest well, you crazy bastard.”

    “He was one of our most precious gems,” chimed in Jim Carrey. “An honest and courageous comedy genius. I love him.”

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    Frequent SNL host Steve Martin described Macdonald as “one of a kind.”

    “Norm, I didn’t just like you. I loved you,” said Rob Schneider, another SNL alum from the same era. “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.”

    Meanwhile, Seth Rogen remembered studying Macdonald’s style closely. “I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting,” he revealed. “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.”

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