Jan Hooks of 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Designing Women' fame, dies at 57

October 10, 2014 2:53 AM

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Jan Hooks of 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Designing Women' fame, dies at 57

Jan Hooks, an actress whose flair for comedy and ability to inhabit a character was showcased during her five years on "Saturday Night Live," died Thursday. She was 57.

Her death was confirmed by her agent, Lisa Lieberman, who did not provide any other details. Some news reports said she died in New York of an undisclosed illness. A spokeswoman for "SNL" declined to comment.

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