Monty Python star Terry Jones died at 77


Monty Python comic Terry Jones has died at 77, his agent has mentioned. 

He had been affected by dementia. Jones’s agent says he died Tuesday night.

Terry Jones attends a 'Monty Python And The Holy Grail' special screening during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

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Terry Jones attends a ‘Monty Python And The Holy Grail’ particular screening through the 2015 Tribeca Movie Competition in New York.

In an announcement, his household mentioned he died “after an extended, extraordinarily courageous however all the time good humoured battle with a uncommon type of dementia, FTD.”

With Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, Jones shaped Monty Python’s Flying Circus, whose anarchic humour helped revolutionise British comedy.

Monty Python in 1975.

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Monty Python in 1975.

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