Terry Jones

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Terry Jones died this week, but the influence of the group he helped found continues
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Terry Jones: Michael Palin pays tribute to Monty Python star
Sir Michael Palin pays tribute to his Monty Python co-star Terry Jones, who has died aged 77.

Terry Jones: 'It's like losing a limb' - Michael Palin

Comedian Sir Michael Palin has described the death of his Monty Python co-star Terry Jones as "like losing a limb".

Sir Michael Palin and Terry Jones
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Terry Jones died at the age of 77, four years after being diagnosed with dementia.

Sheffield-born Palin met Jones in 1962 at university in Oxford, after which he said they became "inseparable for many, many years".

"It's sort of like losing a limb", Palin told the BBC.

"Even over the past few years, we were still very close friends."

MICHAEL PALIN AND TERRY JONES
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"I valued Terry's opinion more than any other," he said.

"I will miss putting my arm around him and having a drink. I shall miss our sessions putting the world to rights.

"He was a terrific companion, and a terrific person to be with."

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