Actress Jan Hooks Dies At Age 57

Such terrible news in the middle of an otherwise wonderful day.

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. She was most famous for being half of the Sweeney Sisters and also for her impressions of Sinead O’Connor and Hillary Clinton. 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.”

I adored Hooks in everything she was in.