On 9 October 2014, former Saturday Night Live star Jan Hooks died. A representative for the actress confirmed her passing but did not provide a cause of death.
According to TMZ, Hooks may have been battling an unspecified “serious illness” prior to her passing. The site reported that sources indicated Hooks had been ill before she died but did not elaborate:
We’ve learned she passed away this morning in New York City. Sources tell us Jan had been battling a serious illness.
NBC News also confirmed Jan Hooks’ passing with her representative but reported that a cause of death was not immediately available.
Last updated: 9 October 2014