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Monty Python's Terry Jones Dies at 77

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Well-known comedy troupe actor, Terry Jones, has passed away at age 77. He was most well known for being one of the six main performers in the British sketch comedy troupe Monty Python.

Mont Python has released cult classic TV shows and movies like Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Monty Python was conceived in 1969 when Jones was 27 years old and would separate and reunite for projects over the years until the last time in 2014.

Jones is now the second comedian of the group to pass away, the first being Graham Chapman, who died young in 1989 at only 48 years old. Despite the others—Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle—leading longer lives than Chapman, he is still ingrained as much as the others in the Monty Python history books, as the most popular products of their work—Flying Circus, Holy Grail, and Life of Brian—were released years prior to his death.

It’s sad to see legends go who are such key parts of the zeitgeists of the decades of the past. Monty Python isn’t often something randomly discovered by new audiences, but it’s certainly a cultural phenomenon beloved by the kind of people who will pass on their love for it to their kids and hopefully their kids will do the same.

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