Comic and fellow SNL alum Jon Lovitz, who was on hand at the Carousel Of Hope charity gala on Saturday, stopped to talk to ET, and to share his memories of his friend and former co-star.
"I was on the show with her for four years… and she was a talent," a stoic Lovitz told ET. "We always thought of her as like the female Phil Hartman. She could play anything and do anything, and she was a great actress. A great comedic actress."
Lovitz went on to talk about seeing Hooks at the 25th anniversary of SNL, only a few years after Hartman's death, when the two helped and supported each other for their memorial to Hartman during the special.
"I miss her, and I'm still kind of in shock that it happened," Lovitz said. "It's very sad."
On Thursday, after news broke of Hook's passing, her former SNL co-star and former boyfriend Kevin Nealon tweeted out a picture of the two of them during their SNL days, along with his condolences and memories with the caption, "My girlfriend in the 80's and my friend forever, Janners. God, were you talented. Too soon and too sad."