Former ‘SNL’ Star Jan Hooks Dead at 57
Jan Hooks, a beloved ‘Saturday Night Live’ alumna, passed away this morning (Oct. 9). She was 57 years old.
According to TMZ, the star had been battling a serious illness, although the site did not offer specifics. Hooks was a cast-member on the late night show from 1986-91, working alongside iconic comedians such as Chris Farley, Mike Myers and Dennis Miller. She later appeared on fellow ‘SNL’ star Tina Fey’s show, ’30 Rock.’
CNN reports that Hooks is remembered for her ‘Saturday Night Live’ impersonations, including Bette Davis, Ann-Margret, Sally Kellerman and Jodie Foster.
Hooks’ comedy peers and her fans took to Twitter today to mourn the loss.
You can see more tweets honoring Hooks’ legacy below. PopCrush sends our thoughts to Hooks’ loved ones during this sad time.
Jan Hooks still stands out as one of the funniest cast members in SNL history. Very sorry to read about her passing.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) October 9, 2014
Jan Hooks. I idolized her. A comedy original. ALWAYS made me laugh.. working with her or watching her. Too short a career and life. So sad.
— Andrea Martin (@iamandreamartin) October 9, 2014
I just heard the news former #SNL cast member Jan Hooks has died. She was one of the funniest performers ever on SNL. Always a stand out.
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) October 9, 2014
Jan Hooks always made me laugh. always.
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) October 9, 2014
Jan Hooks passed away. She was part of some good years at Saturday Night Live.
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) October 9, 2014
Shocked and saddened to read that Jan Hooks passed away. R.I.P. to a very funny woman.
— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) October 9, 2014