Director And Comedian Terry Jones Has Died At Age 77

Posted by at 1:30 pm on January 22, 2020

Legendary British comedian Terry Jones,who was a member of Monty Python, has passed away at age 77.  While may will remember him for his part in Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the classic films with the Pythons

Jones, survived by two wives and three children, had been suffering from the effects of dementia since 2015, and in his last few years had lost the ability to speak.

Fellow Python Michael Palin described Jones:

“kind, generous, supportive and passionate about living life to the full. …”

“He was far more than one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation, he was the complete Renaissance comedian – writer, director, presenter, historian, brilliant children’s author, and the warmest, most wonderful company you could wish to have,” Palin added.

John Cleese, added:

“It feels strange that a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm, should have faded so gently away… Two down, four to go.”

Jones’ family sent the following statement:

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.’”

In addition to the Python films, Jones helped craft the story for Jim Henson’s 1986 classic Labyrinth. He directed the 1987 comedy Personal Services with Julie Walters, the 1989 fantasy Erik the Viking starring Tim Robbins.Hiw work on 2015’s Absolutely Anything starring Simon Pegg was under rated by too many.

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