Comedian, Emmy-winning writer Tom Davis dies

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LOS ANGELES | Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:29pm EDT

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tom Davis, who along with Al Franken formed the comedy duo "Franken and Davis" and went on to write for "Saturday Night Live" and win four Emmy Awards, died on Thursday at age 59, the New York Times reported.

Davis died of throat and neck cancer, his wife Mimi Raleigh told the newspaper.

He wrote for "Saturday Night Live" from 1975 to 2003, and famously shared a writing salary with Franken when he first joined the show.

Aside from the three Emmy Awards he won for his writing work on "Saturday Night Live" and one for "The Paul Simon Special" in 1977, he was also nominated for another nine Emmy Awards.

Davis died at his home in Hudson, New York, according to the newspaper.

Source : Reuters

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