Terry Jones, the writer, comedian, and founding member of Monty Python, has died at 77 following a battle with dementia. Jones' family confirmed his death Wednesday, saying in a statement, "Over the past few days his wife, children, extended family and many close friends have been constantly with Terry as he gently slipped away at his home in North London." Jones' work with Monty Python included directing or co-directing the films Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life of Brian, and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, which he also starred in. Tributes poured in for Jones on Wednesday, with Monty Python's John Cleese remembering him as "a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm."
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