Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77

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Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77, his agent has said.

The Welsh actor, who was one of the six members of Monty Python, starring in films including Life Of Brian.

The Monty Python star died with his wife Anna by his side, his family has confirmed. A statement from his family read: ‘We are deeply saddened to have to announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Terry Jones. ‘Terry passed away on the evening of 21 January 2020 at the age of 77 with his wife Anna Soderstrom by his side after a long, extremely brave but always good-humoured battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.

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(FILE) (R-L) Members of British comedy group Monty Python: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin pose in London, Britain, from 21 November 2013. EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Born in Wales in 1942, Terry was responsible for writing much of Monty Python’s material, and directed Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning Of Life.

He was also a prolific children’s author and well-respected medieval historian and in 2016 was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from BAFTA Cymru for his outstanding contribution to TV and film. The comedy legend is survived by his wife Anna Söderströ, with the pair marrying in 2012, their daughter Siri and his children Sally and Bill, from his previous marriage to Alison Telfer.


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