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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Sep 2016 5:11 a.m. PST

Just found this through the Facebook news thread:


All my best to this comic genius.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2016 6:14 a.m. PST

Dreadful thing to hear. Terrible for Terry but also tough, very tough, for family & friends.

Who asked this joker23 Sep 2016 8:36 a.m. PST

Very sad news. Echoing 20thmaine, it will be much tougher on those close to him, especially as this terrible illness progresses. frown

Streitax Inactive Member23 Sep 2016 9:02 a.m. PST

So sad.

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Sep 2016 9:32 a.m. PST

I have personal experience with dementia, as my now-sainted Mom suffered with it for three years before she passed away from terminal cancer. Thankfully, despite the disease, she was able to feed herself (although her appetite gradually diminished), go to the restroom by herself (sometimes experiencing "accidents"), and change her own clothes up until my family and I were forced to admit her into hospice.

The news is sad, but I can't help but fondly remember him during his Python days. Here are a strip of pics of the roles that he played in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail':

Tacitus23 Sep 2016 10:26 a.m. PST

I am very sorry to hear this. Not only is he funny, he's a fine historian as well, as attested by his books and documentaries.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2016 10:57 a.m. PST

Very sad news. It sounds as if the disease attacks something very dear to the person but leaves reason less impaired.

tkdguy23 Sep 2016 11:53 a.m. PST

Sad to hear it. My best wishes to Mr. Jones and his family.

Terrement Inactive Member23 Sep 2016 12:18 p.m. PST

Sad loss, and yes, doubly hard on those close. My prayers for all of them.

Cyrus the Great24 Sep 2016 11:19 a.m. PST

Saw it on the BBC crawl. Way worse for the family and friends!

Tom Bryant25 Sep 2016 9:13 p.m. PST

I echo Tacitus' sentiments. May God grant Terry and his family peace and grace in this time and in the days to come.

Old Wolfman26 Sep 2016 6:51 a.m. PST

Same from here,Tom.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2016 3:23 p.m. PST

A damn shame. A great mind and wit reduced to nothing. A pity.

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