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Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at 77

Jones, along with the rest of Monty Python's Flying Circus, revolutionized British comedy.
Credit: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP
Terry Jones poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the musical Bend It Like Beckham in London, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77.

Jones'  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.