We regret to inform you that Terry Jones, one of the founders of the iconic comedy Monty Python, has been diagnosed with dementia.
Jones, who is 74-years old, has what is known as “primary progressive aphasia, which “erodes the ability to use language.”
From Fox News:
News of Jones’ illness came in a statement announcing he is to receive an award for outstanding contribution to film and television from the academy’s Welsh branch.
In the late 1960s Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman formed the surreal and anarchic Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
Jones directed the Python films “Life Of Brian” and “Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life.” With Gilliam, he co-directed “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jones and his entire family during this trying time!