Vale: Jan Hooks
US comedy performer, Jan Hooks, best known for Saturday Night Live, has died.
Variety reports she had been battling a serious illness.
Hooks was in the main cast of SNL from 1986 to 1991 along with with Dennis Miller, Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.
Her TV credits also include an appearance on 30 Rock, Designing Women, 3rd Rock from the Sun and The Simpsons.
Film credits include Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Coneheads and Jiminy Glick in Lalawood