Comedian Jan Hooks, 'SNL' veteran, dies at 57

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Actress and comedian Jan Hooks, a regular on "Saturday Night Live" from 1986 to 1991, has died at age 57, according to industry sources. (NBCNews)

She died Thursday morning in New York City. (USAToday)

Hooks was born April 23, 1957, in Decatur, Ga. She studied at the University of West Florida in Pensacola before starting her acting career. (LATimes)

Hooks was part of the "SNL" cast that included Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey and Dennis Miller. She was known for her impressions of Sinead O'Connor and Hillary Clinton. (TMZ)

TMZ reported that Hooks died after suffering a “serious illness.”

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After “SNL,” Hook had recurring roles on “Designing Women” and “3rd Rock from the Sun.”

She also had a recurring role on "The Simpsons" as the voice of Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon. (