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Paid tribute to 'Saturday Night Live' impersonator

Norm MacDonald
Comedian Norm MacDonald impersonating Bob Dole on a 1996 episode of "Saturday Night Live." |

As with most prominent public figures, Dole had his own impersonator on the long-running comedy series “Saturday Night Live,” being played by Norm MacDonald.

Not long after Dole had lost the 1996 presidential election, he performed a cold opening to an episode opposite MacDonald playing the politician.

When MacDonald died from cancer in September, Dole took to Twitter to offer his condolences, posting a photo of him and the comedian sharing the SNL stage in 1996.  

“[Norm MacDonald] was a great talent, and I loved laughing with him on SNL. *Bob Dole* will miss Norm Macdonald,” Dole tweeted.

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