Monty Python stars: Where are the stars of Monty Python now? The comic legend died last month aged 77 after a battle with dementia. Soderstrom told the congregation about Jones' heartbreaking battle with dementia, which robber him of the ability to speak. 'The only prerequisite Terry had, was that you had to not be boring,' the service was told. Love from all your followers, John, Terry G, Eric and Michael.". The actor and comedian, who also directed some of the comedy troupe’s most-loved works, died last month at the age of 77 after a battle with a rare form of dementia FTD, which impairs the ability to speak and communicate. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group.
Jones later directed Life Of Brian (1979), about a hapless man mistaken for Jesus. Jones often appeared in drag, sometimes as a 'haggard housewife,' or nude, while his other characters included Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson, Cardinal Biggles of the Spanish Inquisition and Mr Creosote, the monstrously obese restaurant patron. Terry Jones dead: WATCH Monty Python star's FUNNIEST movie moments, Terry Jones health: Star dies after battle with dementia - symptoms. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. Terry’s family confirmed his passing on January 21, in a statement that described him as “very brave” with “extraordinary humour”. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. newspaper archive. Express. The tweet was posted one day after John Cleese, Sir Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam have said farewell to their fellow Python at the comedy giant's funeral in London. Sir Michael, whose relationship with the late star and Life Of Brian director was described by Jones's family as 'more like a marriage', also paid tribute. The funeral was followed by a wake at a pub in Highgate, north London. "We hope that this disease will one day be eradicated entirely. At Oxford University he became involved in the theatre scene and met fellow Python-to-be Michael Palin, with whom he went on to write TV series Ripping Yarns. The comments below have not been moderated. And between 2009 and 2011 he narrated the CBBC programme The Legend Of Dick And Dom, which starred the well-loved children's presenting duo as two young princes on a quest. And an extract of The Diary Of Samuel Pepys was read by another of Jones's friends, actor Richard Ridings. But what was left was the real Terry,' she said. As his speech faded, the layers of social convention disappeared too. TV history was created after Jones sat down at a tandoori restaurant in north London, in 1969, with Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle and US animator Terry Gilliam to discuss working together on a new BBC comedy. But, by the time the feature was released in 1986, the script had gone through several rewrites and much of Jones' work had been removed. "Over the past few days his wife, children, extended family and many close friends have been constantly with Terry as he gently slipped away at his home in north London. Actor and comedian Jones, who also directed some of the comedy troupe's most-loved works including Life of Brian, died last month at the age of 77. Surviving pythons John Cleese, Sir Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam attended the service and laid flowers with a note referring to his line in their film Life of Brian.
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