‘Monty Python’ star Terry Jones dies at 77

22 Janvier, 2020, 15:39 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Comedians from the British comedy troupe Monty Python pose with a large scarf around their necks

He was 77 and had been suffering from dementia.

"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".

Jones's wife, Anna Soderstrom, and children Bill, Sally and Siri, said "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".

"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".

Jones' loved ones said they were announcing his death out of a "hope that this disease will one day be eradicated entirely".

The family thanked Jones' "wonderful medical professionals and carers for making the past few years not only bearable but often joyful". The great foot has come down to stamp on you. "What a wonderful talent, heart and mind".

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Terry Jones, one of the founding members of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77.

The Python gang also produced five films, starting with the relatively unsuccessful And Now for Something Completely Different, which was produced in 1971 and consisted of re-cut sketches from Flying Circus, and then the much more well-received Holy Grail (1975), Life Of Brian (1979), The Meaning Of Life (1983), and the recorded performance Live At The Hollywood Bowl (1982).

He has also written books and presented television documentaries on medieval and ancient history.

He had two children with Alison Telfer, who he married in 1970, and became a father again, at the age of 67, with second wife Anna Soderstrom.

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the most common form of dementia for people under age 60.

Jones was diagnosed with dementia in 2015, which impaired his ability to communicate. By September 2016, he was no longer able to give interviews.

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