Legendary Canadian Comedian, Mike McDonald- Dies over the week due to Heart Complications…
Mike was diagnosed with Hep C in 2010, and shortly after he got the news, he told an audience “ I want to die Laughing,” also adding “I’d be very embarrassed doing a stupid thing,” so here’s hoping he did.
Since the sad news was confirmed by his brother, the world of comedy has been taking to social to express their sorrow and appreciation for the comic!
Brendan Mertens, who calls MacDonald his “friend/mentor and comedy Dad,” sent the Ottawa citizen the trailer for a movie that tells the story of the comedian’s ups and downs over the past years.
I am pained to inform you that my friend and comedy mentor Mike MacDonald has passed away. Mike was a ferociously funny man. We shared so many good times. Thanks for taking me under your wing way back in the day. You were a great comic. You did your country proud. 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/G4LGUHD126
— Jeremy Hotz (@JeremyHotz) March 18, 2018