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Saturday Night Live is down one of its star players.
E! News can confirm that Vanessa Bayer is leaving the sketch comedy series after a seven-season stint. (Deadline was the first to report the casting shakeup.) Bayer was SNL's longest-serving female castmember prior to her departure, joining the series in 2010 as a featured member before becoming a full-time SNL star two years later.
Bayer's wildly popular recurring characters included her impersonation of Jennifer Aniston's Rachel Green from Friends as well as Miley Cyrus and Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy, who appeared as a correspondent on Weekend Update.
Bayer confirmed her exit on Instagram with a photo of a poem written by fellow castmember Colin Jost. "Thank you SNL for 7 years of laughs, love and incredible memories. It has been a dream come true," she penned. "And thanks for this goodbye sketch at the table, Colin."