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By Cindy Clark, USA TODAY

Remember the Saturday Night Live "Coneheads" skit with Dan Aykroyd? And Bill Murray as "Nick the Lounge Singer"?

Tom Davis, the man who co-wrote many of SNL's classic skits with Al Franken, died on Thursday in New York. He was 59.

His wife, Mimi Raleigh, says he died of throat and neck cancer at his home in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City, reports the AP. He was diagnosed in 2009.

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