Monty Python founder Terry Jones passes away aged 77

News 23/01/2020

Monty Python founder and director of Life of Brian Terry Jones has passed away at the age of 77. The Welsh actor was much beloved by fans, playing a variety of characters across the comedic groups Flying Circus program.

Jones also took the helm of several of the iconic groups feature films, including the Life of Brian and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.

Terry had spent the last four years battling a rare form of dementia known as FTD, for frontotemporal dementia.

Tributes have poured in for the comedian, director and historian among those from fellow Python star Sir Michael Palin describing Jones as "one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation".

Co-director of The Holy Grail Terry Gilliam has said, “one could never hope for a better friend”.