SNL writer Tom Davis dies at 59

SNL writer Tom Davis dies at 59!/TVGuide/status/226083268909465600

Tom Davis, who along with writing partner Senator Al Franken was one of the original writers of “Saturday Night Live,” died today of cancer at 59. He is credited with the creation of such characters as the Coneheads, medieval barber Theodoric of York and Irwin Mainway (of the Johnny Space Commander mask).

I loved them together RT @dbrauer: Tom Davis on Al Franken on acid (end):

— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) July 19, 2012

Sorry to hear about Tom Davis. He was a very friendly, funny guy: RIP

— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) July 19, 2012

RIP TOM DAVIS. He was very cool and sweet and he showed me how to break into the 11th fl. garden at 30 Rock. YOU WILL BE MISSED!

— Horatio Sanz (@MrHoratioSanz) July 19, 2012

A good, important dude. Tom Davis. RIP.

— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) July 19, 2012

RIP Tom Davis, SNL original. He was as kind as he was funny.

— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) July 19, 2012

RIP Tom Davis. This man brought us Christopher Walken's "The Continental" among so many others. May the world give thanks & tribute. #SNL

— Brady Bauman (@BradyStuff) July 19, 2012!/pulmyears/status/226098263919579136

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