Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Jan Hooks sadly passed away on Oct. 9, and celebs are taking the time to mourn the comedy actress.
The Saturday Night Live family — and all of Hollywood — was shocked and saddened to hear of Jan Hooks‘ death on Oct. 9. The actress was just 57. Seth Meyers, 40, Seth MacFarlane, 40, and more celebrities are remembering the hilarious and clever star.
Jan Hooks’ Death: Celebs React To Comedienne’s Passing
After hearing the news of her death, celebs headed to Twitter to sound off on the late comedy actress and her gift for making everyone laugh.
RIP Jan Hooks. One of the all time greats.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) October 9, 2014
Jan Hooks still stands out as one of the funniest cast members in SNL history. Very sorry to read about her passing.
— Seth MacFarlane (@Seth MacFarlane) October 9, 2014
So so gifted. RIP Jan Hooks.
— Tony Hale (@MrTonyHale) October 9, 2014
Jan Hooks always made me laugh. always.
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) 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
she was the best. RIP Jan hooks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYfjq3ZYZbA …
— Pedro Pascal (@PedroPascal1) October 9, 2014
Jan Hooks made me laugh so hard so many times. Very sad.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) October 10, 2014
RIP to the amazing Jan Hooks who was in this great scene with @DannyDeVito from Batman Returns. Gone way too soon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Cf9hffZ8k …
— Robin Lord Taylor (@robinlordtaylor) October 9, 2014
Jan died on Oct. 9, TMZ reports. While a cause of death has not been officially announced, the outlet reports that Jan was battling a “serious illness.”
The comedienne was best known for starring on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991. She started the same year as Dana Carvey and Phil Hartman. One of her best characters on the late night comedy show was Candy Sweeney. She also did a number of impressions during her tenure.
Saturday Night Live has been rocked by tragedy in the past few months. In August 2014, legendary announcer Don Pardo passed away at the age of 96.
Our thoughts go out to Jan’s family and friends, as well as the Saturday Night Live cast. She will be missed.
— Avery Thompson