Terry Jones of Monty Python Has Died
Terry Jones, one of the founding members of Monty Python, has passed away at the age of 77 according to CNN.
Not only was Terry the part of the Python cast on TV and movies, but he was also the director of some of their films including “The Meaning of Life” and “The Life of Brian”.
For the past couple of years, Terry has been battling a rare form of dementia called primary progressive aphasia, according to the report.
One of my favorite memories of Jones was when he was playing Brian's mother in “The Life of Brian” and he uttered the line, “He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy”.
I don't know anyone that likes comedy that doesn't like Monty Python. In fact, still to this day, someone will mention something that reminds them of a Monty Python skit, and we stand around quoting lines from their movies and skits from the TV show, Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Since Monty Python split up back in the eighties, Jones has been busy writing historic nonfiction books and screenplays. Jones even wrote the screenplay “Labyrinth” which featured David Bowie.
The Monty Python cast was made up of Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman, who passed away from tonsil cancer on October 4th in 1989.
Even though I've seen them all many times, I may just have to binge watch some Python films over the weekend.