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Sadly, Monty Python co-founder and comic actor Terry Jones has passed away, age 77, confirms BBC News. For the past four years he had been struggling with a rare form of dementia known as FTD.

His friends and family remember him for the fun and laughter he brought to many, with his family releasing a statement, saying, “We have all lost a kind, funny, warm, creative and truly loving man.”

Fellow Pythons John Cleese and Sir Michael Palin paid their respects. With Cleese saying, “It feels strange that a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm, should have faded so gently away…”

He added on: “Of his many achievements, for me the greatest gift he gave us all was his direction of Life of Brian. Perfection.”

Palin said of Jones, “Terry was one of my closest, most valued friends. He was kind, generous, supportive and passionate about living life to the full.”

“He was far more than one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation, he was the complete Renaissance comedian – writer, director, presenter, historian, brilliant children’s author, and the warmest, most wonderful company you could wish to have.”

Other friends and colleagues have turned to social media to share their condolences:

The nice notes keeping going, and they probably will for a while, but we’ll end it with Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker, who wrote, “Far too many brilliant moments to choose from.”

We’ll leave it to you… do you have a favorite moment of Terry Jones that you’d like to share? 

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By Brigid Brown