‘SNL’ Alum Jan Hooks Dies at 57

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Sad news: TMZ reports that Jan Hooks – a former cast member on SNL who also appeared on Designing Women, The Martin Short Show, 30 Rock, and more – died in New York City today at the age of 57. A rep confirmed that Hooks “had been battling a serious illness,” though no further details have been released.

Hooks was an SNL cast member from 1986-1991; you can read more about her fantastic stint on the show here, then click through to watch “The Diner,” one of her most memorable sketches with host Alec Baldwin.