‘Monty Python' Co-Founder Terry Jones Dead at 77 Beloved comedian, screenwriter and historian Terry Jones died on Jan.
21 after a long battle with frontal lobe dementia.
According to a statement by his family, Jones fought a “brave” and “always good humored battle” with the disease.
They also remembered him as a “truly loving man,” praising his work for providing pleasure to “countless millions.” Jones Family, via ‘Hollywood Reporter’ Jones was best known as a founding member of the famed British comedy troupe ‘Monty Python.’ He also acted in and co-directed the 1975 comedy ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’ He then went on to become the sole director of ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’ in 1979, and ‘Monty Python's The Meaning of Life’ in 1983.
Among other talents, Jones was also a prolific children’s author and a noted scholar of medieval and ancient history.