Vanessa Bayer bids farewell to 'Saturday Night Live' after seven years

Bayer announced her departure on Instagram Saturday, hours before taping Saturday night's season finale.

Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan aren't the only beloved Saturday Night Live cast members leaving the show after season 42 - Sasheer Zamata is also not returning next season, multiple sources tell ET.

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Though she hadn't scored any real breakthrough original characters, Zamata did a strong Michelle Obama, and included Rihanna and Solange Knowles among her roster.

Zamata was recruited by Lorne Michaels after the show faced backlash over the lack of diversity in casting. Zamata even played current Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay in a recent SNL parody of the ABC reality series that was cut from the show due to time, but has since been posted on YouTube.

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Bayer was then carried off by "SNL" cast members Alex Moffat and Beck Bennett, while Zamata was carried out by Colin Jost and host "Dwayne The Rock" Johnson. She became the first black woman to join the cast in six years. Moynihan also branched out through portrayals of impersonations including reality star Snooki and celebrity chef Guy Fieri, which warmed the hearts of fans of the late-night show for years.

Zamata confirmed her departure following the SNL finale on May 20.

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