Terry Jones : UK Comedy Legend & ‘ Monty Python ’ Co-Founder Dead At 77
Terry Jones , the co-founder of iconic UK comedy troupe Monty Python and a celebrated author and actor, has died at the age of 77, his agent confirmed to the BBC. Jones was diagnosed with dementia i…
(1983), and the recorded performance Live At The Hollywood Bowl (1982). As well as starring, Jones also directed The Meaning Of Life, Life Of Brain, and the Holy Grail. After Python, Jones worked on a wide variety of projects for screen and stage, writing and directing, wrote close to 20 children’s books, and penned regular opinion pieces for UK newspapers, including being a vocal critic on the War on Terror. In 2016, he was given a Lifetime Achievement award at the BAFTA Cymru Awards (the Welsh BAFTAs) for his contribution to television and film. Jones was married twice and had three children. His family sent a statement to the BBC which read: “We are deeply saddened to have to announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Terry Jones. Over the past few days his wife, children, extended family and many close friends have been constantly with Terry as he gently slipped away at his home in north London. “We have all lost a kind, funny, warm, creative and truly loving man whose uncompromising individuality, relentless intellect and extraordinary humour has given pleasure to countless millions across six decades. “His work with Monty Python, his books, films, television programmes, poems and other work will live on forever, a fitting legacy to a true polymath. “We hope that this disease will one day be eradicated entirely. 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.'” Subscribe to and keep your inbox happy. Read More About: Read more: Deadline Hollywood
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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.
Terry Jones, a Python and a Scholar, Is Dead at 77Breaking News: Terry Jones , a member of the British troupe Monty Python who also had success as a director, screenwriter and author, has died at 77. Add him to Hillary Clinton’s body count Tragic loss. A brilliant artist. This is a huge loss to the whole world. His legacy will never be forgotten. Twitter suspends 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for violating rules Coronavirus cases soar in Italy as authorities scramble to find patient zero Buttigieg campaign alleges irregularities in Nevada caucuses vote Catholic Church Releases New Molestation-Proof Altar Boy Uniform Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Make a Rare Fashion Week Appearance 'Mad Mike' Hughes dies while attempting to launch a homemade rocket Justin Bieber Earns Seventh No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Changes'