• Terry Jones, a founding member of British comedy troupe Monty Python, has expired at 77.
  • Jones was diagnosed with dementia in 2015. 
  • Along with composing and appearing in lots of the comedy troupe’s functions, Jones also co-directed a number of its most famous movies, such as”Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and”Life of Brian.”
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Terry Jones, founding member of the British comedy troupe Monty Python, died Tuesday.  He had been 77. 

“Terry passed away on the day of 21 January 2020 in the time of age 77 together with his wife Anna Soderstrom by his side following a lengthy, exceptionally brave but constantly good-humored struggle with a rare type of dementia, FTD,” his family said in a statement which was released to many news outlets, including The Guardian

Monty Python

Comedians in the British comedy troupe Monty Python pose using a huge scarf round their necks through a trip to Paris. (L-R): Terry Gilliam, musician and encouraging participant Neil Innes, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones.
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Jones and his family declared in 2016 he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia annually earlier.

Jones led three of the Monty Python feature films and worked on an assortment of projects.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

A picture from”Monty Python And The Holy Grail, including, from left, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, 1975.
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“Within the last couple of days his spouse, kids, extended family and lots of close friends happen to be always with Terry since he slipped away in his home in North London,” the statement by Jones’ family said. “We’ve all lost a sort, humorous, hot, creative and genuinely loving man whose amazing individuality, relentless wisdom and outstanding humor has given joy to countless millions across six decades.”