Gilda Radner died from ovarian cancer at 6:20 am on May 20, 1989. By coincidence, the news of her death broke on early Saturday afternoon, while Steve Martin was rehearsing as the guest host for that night's season finale of Saturday Night Live. They scrapped Martin's planned opening monologue and instead, Martin, in tears, introduced this video clip of a 1978 sketch in which he and Radner parodied an old Hollywood romantic couple's dance.