Parody Legend Terry Jones kicks The Bucket at 77 after Fight with Dementia
Terry Jones, known for his work with the British strange satire bunch Monty Python, bites the dust at 77 years old on Monday. He was a comic on-screen character, author and executive of Welsh starting point.
In an announcement to the press, Jones’ family stated, “We are profoundly disheartened to need to declare the death of darling spouse and father, Terry Jones.” Terry Jones had been experiencing an uncommon type of dementia.
Tributes have been pouring in for the legend on Twitter since the time the updates on his passing broke. Essayist, entertainer and comic Katy Brand tweeted, “So grieved about Jones. Only an incredibly, entertaining man. Also, a sort, astute, fascinating, and inquisitive one as well. What an extraordinary group of work he has left, however. #TerryJones”
Parody entertainer Stephen John Fry, famously known for his show Fry and Laurie with Hugh Laurie, expressed, “Goodbye, Terry. The incredible foot has come down to step on you. My god what joy you gave, what unencumbered satisfaction and enjoyment. What a great ability, heart, and brain.”
Terry was known for his commitment both in front and behind the camera. Jones has guided some improv shows for Monty Python, and in others, he was known to leave his crowd in parts, particularly with his drag appearances.