The Veteran Comedy Writer Worked With The Likes Of Andy Kaufman, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, And Jim Carrey During His 60+ Year Long Career.
Taxi And Blazing Saddles Writer-Producer David Davis Has Died Aged 86
The writer and producer behind comedy classics like Taxi, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Gilligan's Island, and the Bob Newhart Show, David Davis, has died at the age of 86.
During the height of his carrier he began to write dialogue for comedians and actors including Jim Carry, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, Andy Kaufman, Christopher Lloyd, Chevy Chase, George Carlin, and many more.
Various celebrities who knew Mr Davis well took to Twitter to give their condolences.
James L. Brooks tweeted: "David Davis was given peace on Friday, he was the first person in television to encourage me.
He did the same for countless other writers he mentored during his life, he was beautifully talented.
A key producer/writer of Mary Tyler Moore, Taxi, and his own Bob Newheart Show".
Matt Asner stated: "So sorry to hear of the passing of one of the greatest writers in television, David Davis.
He was truly one of the funniest people on the planet, my heart goes out to his entire family".
Judd Apatow remarked Mr Davis was a: "Legend who created so much of my favorite shows and who kindly ley me interview him when I was 16".
David Davis will always be remembered as a teacher of a dying art, as comedy today is often regulated, censored, and frowned upon due to the rise of Cancel Culture and society becoming more sensitive to certain topics since the early 2010s.
Davis never held back whilst aiding Mel Brooks in creating Blazing Saddles in 1974, considered by many under the age of 40 to be one of the most racist movies ever made.
Despite the youthful nay sayers trashing the movie due to it using the racial slurs: "Nigger" and "Nigga" liberally, when you remove that woke SJW pressure to disregard the movie from your shoulders it's actually a funny film which will leave you slapping your knees and laughing uncontrollably from the opening credits to the final fade to black.
Mel Brooks himself stated on Twitter: "My colleague of 20 years is now gone, he will be missed by all who enjoyed getting a kick in the pants from our films".