Died Today: Don Ohlmeyer (1945–2017)

Don Ohlmeyer (1945–2017)Born: c. 1945

Died: September 10, 2017 (age 72) in Indian Wells, California, USA

Fired Norm Macdonald from the “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live” and eventually from the entire show.

Although he claims to have demoted Norm MacDonald on SNL for being “unfunny,” many insiders felt that MacDonald’s constant jokes about Ohlmeyer’s friend, O.J. Simpson, were the real reason.

President, NBC West Coast [1998]

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