Jan Hooks of SNL Dead at 57

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Jan Hooks Dead

By Daniel Gates

Jan Hooks Dead

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Jan Hooks is dead.

The longtime “Saturday Night Live” cast member was 57.

Hooks died early Thursday.

Her cause of death has not been revealed, although TMZ reports that she’d been battling a “serious illness.”

Hooks starred on “SNL” from 1986 to 1991, working alongside Phil Hartman and Dana Carvey as the show began one of its glory periods.

She subsequently had a starring role on “Designing Women” and made appearances on shows like “Primetime Glick” and “3rd Rock From The Sun.”

Hooks also appeared in movies like Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Coneheads.

On a personal note, Gossip Cop knew Hooks, and traveled with her on a trip throughout Brazil many years ago.

We will never forget the fun times we had together, and will always cherish those memories.

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