Jan Hooks Dead 'SNL' Vet Dies At 57

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:sad: She was hilarious!

Jan Hooks Dead 'SNL' Vet Dies At 57

10/9/2014 2:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jan Hooks, who worked alongside some of the biggest "Saturday Night Live" stars ... died Thursday ... TMZ has learned. She was 57.

We've learned she passed away this morning in New York City. Sources tell us Jan had been battling a serious illness.

Jan was part of the 'SNL' cast from 1986-91 ... the same time as Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey and Dennis Miller ... and was most famous for being half of the Sweeney Sisters ... and also for her impressions of Sinead O'Connor and Hillary *******.

She most recently played a part on "30 Rock."

Right after 'SNL', Jan joined the cast of "Designing Women." She also had a famous role in "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure."

Jan had dated fellow SNL star Kevin Nealon ... before they were both on the show. Nealon tells TMZ he and Jan had "amazing times as friends, then dating and then the incredible rush of being on SNL together."

He added, "I only wish she knew how well respected and admired she was. This is such a loss."

Jan was nominated for an Emmy in 1998 for a role on "3rd Rock from the Sun."









 

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Carlene!! She went way too soon! One of my favorite scenes of designing women was with her and Meshach Taylor, who also went too soon, during the "Julia and Mary Jo get stuck under a bed" episode. So sad at both of their passing.
 

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She was on SNL during a great era. Very young, so sad. Wonder what happened.