Rest in Peace, Terry Jones of Monty Python: 1942 – 2020

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Terry Jones, beloved around the world as one of the co-founders of the legendary English comedy troupe Monty Python, has passed away at the age of 77.

The news hit on Wednesday morning, with the BBC noting that Jones had been suffering from dementia for years, going public with that battle in 2016.

Said Jones’ family in an official statement:

“We are deeply saddened to have to announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Terry Jones,”

Michael Palin, one of Jones’ colleagues in Monty Python, remembered his friend in a segment on BBC Radio Four’s the World at One on Tuesday:

“Terry was first of all an enormous enthusiast. He threw himself into things with such passion and such energy, and he really refused to take on things which didn’t excite him and which didn’t feel different from what else was around.

“Part of his warmth was his love of all sorts of things and comedies – he knew an awful lot about the silent film comedians. There were so many aspects to Terry, but I would say enthusiasm and passion were the two main words that described him best.”

John Cleese sent this message:

Eric Idle, meanwhile, passed along the following tweets:

Jones’ passing comes just weeks after Neil Innes, Monty Python collaborator and esteemed English comedian/songwriter, passed away on Dec. 30.

May Terry Jones rest in peace, and may his comedy legacy live on.

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