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Terry Gilliam: ‘Monty Python is Finished’

Terry Gilliam says ‘Monty Python’ is finished due to Terry Jones’ dementia.

The 78-year-old director – who formed the comedy troupe with Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and the late Graham Chapman – says that ‘Monty Python’ is “dead” and the remaining members have no plans to revive it.

He told Radio Times magazine: “It’s dead, I think. There are only four of us who can actually function. It depresses me so much because he’s not there. It’s just very sad.”

Jones was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a form of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) that impairs the sufferer’s ability to speak and communicate, in 2015 and Palin admitted it is difficult to see his friend suffering.

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