Agent says Monty Python star Terry Jones has died aged 77

Terry Jones in Monty Python
PHOTO: Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin in a scene from the 1975 movie, 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', Photo Date: 1975

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died. he was 77 and had been suffering from dementia.

Jones’s agent says he died Tuesday evening. In a statement, his family said he died “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.”

With Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, Jones formed Monty Python’s Flying Circus, whose anarchic humor helped revolutionize British comedy.