LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — “Saturday Night Live” is bidding farewell to one of its most popular stars.

Leslie Jones is reportedly leaving “SNL” after five seasons.

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Jones started on the show as a writer before moving on-screen as a cast member.

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People close to Jones say she is leaving to focus on a film career and her upcoming comedy special on Netflix.

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“SNL” kicks off Season 45 next month.