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Entertainment Agent says Monty Python star Terry Jones has died aged 77

15:10  22 january  2020
15:10  22 january  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Welsh writer, director and member of the Monty Python comedy team Terry Jones has died aged 77 , his agent said on Wednesday. Jones studied at Oxford University in England, where he first met Michael Palin, which whom he worked in a comedy troupe before the pair met Eric Idle, John Cleese

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died. he was 77 and had been suffering from dementia.

LONDON - MAY 3: Terry Jones, Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter and film director. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Jones poses at his home in Hampstead, London wearing a pair of Union Jack flag pants, on May 3, 2005. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images) © Getty LONDON - MAY 3: Terry Jones, Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter and film director. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Jones poses at his home in Hampstead, London wearing a pair of Union Jack flag pants, on May 3, 2005. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)

Jones's agent says he died Tuesday evening. In a statement, his family said he died “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.”

With Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, Jones formed Monty Python's Flying Circus, whose anarchic humor helped revolutionize British comedy.

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Terry Jones at a screening of " Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at the Beacon Theatre on Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York. Terry Jones , one of the stars of British comedy group Monty Python , has died aged 77 . His agent confirmed the news on Wednesday.

Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77 , his agent has said . Jones was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2016. After graduating from Oxford University with Palin, Jones co-created Monty Python 's Flying Circus with Cambridge graduates Eric Idle, John Cleese, Graham

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