Davis passed away on July 19, 2012 from head and neck cancer. Franken, now the senator from Minnesota, eulogized Davis on the Senate floor last week, including an excerpt from a recent essay by Davis called The Dark Side Of Death. The video above is a bit long but very sweet.
Below are some of highlights of Davis's incredible body of work.
Here, Downey is the kid that Jimmy Carter talks down from a bad acid trip.