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She danced in turn with Mr. Jagger, cast members and Executive Producer Lorne Michaels to the tune of the Rolling Stones classic “She’s a Rainbow.” Then the ensemble sang another Stones hit, “Ruby Tuesday,” with its line “still I’m gonna miss you.”
Miss Wiig appeared to be holding back tears.
Though NBC made no prior announcement of her departure, it comes as no surprise. She starred in and co-wrote the hit comedy “Bridesmaids” and even before that had notable roles in “Friends With Kids,” ”Paul,” ”Adventureland” and “Knocked Up,” among other films. She has six more in various stages of development.
Miss Wiig’s almost limitless range of characters on “SNL” has included neurotic attention-seeker Penelope; Kat, half of the musical duo Garth and Kat (alongside Fred Armisen); and such real-life notables as Bjork, Kathie Lee Gifford and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis also have been reported to be leaving “SNL,” though Mr. Michaels recently said any decision on cast changes will wait until the summer.
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