The Welsh comedian and filmmaker, who directed many of Monty Python’s classic films including “Life of Brian,” died Tuesday after a battle with a rare form of dementia, his family told the Associated Press.
John Cleese, fellow founding member of Monty Python, recalled the “greatest gift” Jones ever gave him.
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“It feels strange that a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm, should have faded so gently away… Of his many achievements, for me the greatest gift he gave us all was his direction of ‘Life of Brian.’ Perfection,” Cleese tweeted.
Michael Palin, another Monty Python alum, called Jones “one of my closest, most valued friends.