Monty Python star Terry Jones dies, aged 77

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies, aged 77

The actor, comedian and director passed away as a result of longterm illness.

Founding member of British comedy troupe Monty Python, Terry Jones, has died at the age of 77. It was revealed the actor had been diagnosed with a form of frontotemporal dementia in 2016.

“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,” said Jones’ family in a statement.

“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.”

Jones is the second Monty Python member to pass away, with the six-piece ensemble losing Graham Chapman to cancer in 1989.

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