The SNL star posted a lengthy tribute to Willner, who died Tuesday from complications from coronavirus at age 64. She even posted a screenshot of email he sent her last month. "I emailed with Hal three weeks ago about taking part in a fundraiser he was doing in New York," wrote Strong of Willner, who's been a fixture at Saturday Night Live since 1980. "I thought i couldn’t go because I was going to spend my hiatus in LA. But then I cancelled my trip last minute because I was too nervous that I 'touch my face' absentmindedly too often. He had to cancel anyway because of covid. These were the pictures he was obsessed with. He was way too nice to me right away when I started. He was bizarre and friendly and I couldn’t understand 30% of what he said to me in a sort of quiet voice in a sometimes very loud environment. He was cooler than any of us. He wore hats. He always seemed to be smiling to himself about something secret. He sat in front of the cut sketches on the board between dress and air that we all DESPERATELY WANT TO AND NEED TO SEE and I would think 'Oh Hal'. There was not a single person on earth like him and now there is truly no one. Muchlovetoyou, c"