Founding member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus has died

Posted at 7:27 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 09:27:11-05


LONDON — Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python troupe that revolutionized British comedy, has died at 77.

A family spokesperson said Jones died Tuesday evening at his home in London “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia.”

With Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, Jones formed Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Jones appeared in the troupe’s TV series and films including “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.”

Jones also co-directed “Holy Grail” and directed “Life of Brian” and the 1983 Python film “The Meaning of Life.”