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Terry Jones Of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ Has Passed Away, Aged 77

The comedy community is in mourning after the news of Terry Jones, a founding member of legendary sketch troupe Monty Python, has passed away. 

The seventy-seven year old Welsh comedian was surrounded by friends and family in hhis North London home for his final moments. 

Jones was one of the group’s key on-screen stars and the directorial talent behind The Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.

He died four years after being diagnosed with a rare form of dementia.

Some of his Python cast mates have reflected on the immense loss, with many in their own, morbid comedy style. 

Jones was known for sprinkling Monty Python’s work with absurd characters. Some of their most memorable lines in their work, and indeed British comedy history, have been written or voiced by Jones. 

Who could forget the Messiah scene in The Life of Brian...

You may also remember him playing Mr Creosote, the restaurant patron who violently exploded after indulging a little too much. A little waffer was the straw that broke the camels back, and one of my favourite comedy scenes to date. 

Another incredible achievement of Jones' was penning the screenplay Labyrinth, a cult classic which starred David Bowie

He has also written many a children's book, TV documentary and analytical article, this one criticising the Western involvement in the so called "War on Terror" which you can see here

Vale, Terry, you very naughty boy.