DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) – Comedic actress Jan Hooks died Thursday in New York City. She was 57. Hooks is best known for her work on Saturday Night Live where she appeared from 1986 through 1991.

There, she portrayed first ladies Hillary Clinton, Betty Ford, and Nancy Reagan, Sinead O’Connor and Tammy Faye Bakker among others.

Hooks also appeared on the sitcom “Designing Women”, and had guest roles on “The Simpsons” and “30 Rock.”

Her cause of death was not released.

An investigation into the cause is pending.

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