Tom Davis, a comedy writer who teamed with Al Franken to write memorable bits on"Saturday Night Live" from the time the late-night show first aired in the mid-1970s, has died. He was 59.
Davis died Thursday at his home in New York's Hudson Valley, his wife, Mimi Raleigh, told the Associated Press. He had throat and neck cancer.
The duo, who met as classmates growing up in Minneapolis, created for "SNL" the Coneheads, a raft of characters and skits featuring Bill Murray's Nick the Lounge Singer.
Davis was among the "SNL" writers who won Emmys in 1976, '77 and '89. He won another writing Emmy in 1978 for a Paul Simon variety show.