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'Monty Python' co-founder Terry Jones dies at 77

'Monty Python' co-founder Terry Jones dies at 77

22.1.2020

'Monty Python' co-founder Terry Jones dies at 77

Terry Jones, comedy legend, screenwriter, film director and co-founder of Monty Python, has died.

He had been suffering from dementia, which was revealed to the public by his son Bill in September 2016. "His work with Monty Python, his books, films, television programs, poems and other work will live on forever, a fitting legacy to a true polymath," his family's statement said. Actor Terry Jones attends the American Cinematheque presents Monty Python's Terry Jones in conversation with Edgar Wright held at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre on December 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Tommaso Boddi Jones' agent confirmed his death to the BBC Wednesday. He had been suffering from dementia, which was revealed to the public by his son Bill in September 2016. The condition left him unable to speak. "We are deeply saddened to have to announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Terry Jones," his family said in a statement. "Terry passed away on the evening of 21 January 2020 at the age of 77 with his wife Anna Soderstrom by his side after a long, extremely brave but always good humoured battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD." Born in North Wales, Jones went to Oxford where he met fellow comedian Michael Palin. He, Palin, Terry Gillam, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Graham Chapman went on to found the comedy troupe Monty Python. Jones was well-known for portraying middle-aged housewives with high-pitched voices on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" as well as in "Monty Python's Life of Brian." Jones co-directed "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" with Gillam and was the sole director of "Life of Brian" and "Monty Python's the Meaning of Life," two other Monty Python films. Additionally, Jones was a prolific writer including screenplays, comedy pieces, history books and poetry. "His work with Monty Python, his books, films, television programs, poems and other work will live on forever, a fitting legacy to a true polymath," his family's statement said. "We hope that this disease will one day be eradicated entirely," the statement continued. "We ask that our privacy be respected at this sensitive time and give thanks that we lived in the presence of an extraordinarily talented, playful and happy man living a truly authentic life, in his words 'Lovingly frosted with glucose.'" Jones is survived by his second wife, Anna Soderson, and their daughter Siri, who was born in 2009, along with two children from his first marriage, Sally and Bill. Related Tags Read more: CNBC

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Agent says Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at 77

Terry Jones, 'Monty Python' star, dead at 77'Monty Python' star Terry Jones has died at age 77, Britain's PA Media news agency has reported, citing his agent. RIP

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77The star's agent said he died 'after a long, extremely brave but always good humoured battle with a rare form of dementia.'

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77Jones' wife and three children said they had lost 'a kind, funny, warm, creative and truly loving man.' Morning_Joe Very sad. MontyPython AdrianNBCLA 😥

Terry Jones, Monty Python co-founder, dies at 77British comedian and Monty Python co-founder Terry Jones has died at the age of 77. Jones' agent confirmed his death… 😔 RIP and my condolences to his family and loved ones.

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77 Prayed for Jones family



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