Mark McCrazy

Saturday Night Live music director Katreese Barnes dead at age 56

The former music director for Saturday Night Live, Katreese Barnes, has passed away at age 56. According to Shadow & Act, Katreese had been battling with breast cancer for 20 years. Barnes won two Emmy Awards for her work during her SNL tenure. One of which came via her songwriting credits on Lonely Island’s viral smash “D**k In A Box” featuring Justin Timberlake. Andy Samberg had this to say about Katreese via the NYTimes: “She was the light in the room, just had one of those smiles that warmed everybody.”