A Canadian entertainer has passed away after suffering from heart complications. The news broke this week that Mike MacDonald has died. He was 63 years old.
Mike was best known for his successful career as a comedian. His brother confirmed the news of his death to local media outlets.
Mike as a key figure in the stand-up world for Canada. His jokes and funny wit were regarded across the country. Fans were saddened to learn of his death and took to social media to express their condolences.
“Saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friends and Canadian comedy legend Mike MacDonald,” the Montreal-based Just For Laughs comedy festival said from its Twitter account. “Over the years he has graced our stages more than any other comic and will be greatly missed.”
“So sad to hear about Mike MacDonald,” wrote Jim Gaffigan. “I had the pleasure of performing with Canadian comedy legend a couple times. Once at a Just for Laughs gala and recently when I performed in Ottawa…On both occasions, he was pure class and funny as heck.”
Mike had suffered from health problems in the past. According to Page Six, MacDonald underwent successful liver transplant surgery after his 2011 hepatitis C diagnosis progressed to the point of organ failure in 2013.
Please join us in praying for his friends and family during this tragic time. We ask that God's healing mercy surrounds them and comforts them.
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