Today's news of the early death of a celebrity has Minnetonka ties.
Tom Davis, a former Saturday Night Live writer and comedy partner of Sen. Al Franken, died at age 59 from metastatic tonsil cancer.
His mother, Jean Davis, is a resident of Minnetonka.
Davis and Franken began writing jokes together as teens at the private Blake School in Minneapolis. Franken named his daughter in his best friend's honor, Thomasin Davis Franken.
Read a full obituary for Davis on The Washington Post.