‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

LONDON — Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python troupe that revolutionized British comedy, has died at age 77.

Jones family says he died Tuesday evening at home in London “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia.”

Jones, along with Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, formed Monty Python’s Flying Circus in the late 1960s. Jones appeared in the troupe’s TV series and films, including “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.”

A deft comic performer, Jones played characters such as a grinning nude organist, Spanish Inquisitor Cardinal Biggles and the explosively gluttonous restaurant patron Mr. Creosote.

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