Terry Jones, diagnosed with dementia some while back, is now reported to have lost his powers of speech to the disease.
Jones was the quizzical, whimsical polymath of The Flying Circus, the Medievalist who directed the unalloyed delight that is “The Holy Grail,” in title and in cimema comedy history a film that lives up to his and its name.
And a pretty funny crossdresser, to boot.
Interviewed him on the occasion of a “Holy Grail” anniversary release some years back. A great thrill for me, I have to say.
He did Medieval history TV series, “explainer” comedies about the economy, and never missed a Python reunion. Alas, nevermore.