‘Monty Python’ actor and director Terry Jones has been diagnosed with a form of dementia that restricts his capacity to speak, his representative says. Rollo Ross reports.
‘Monty Python”s Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia
Terry Jones, one of the founding members of Britain’s eccentric comedy team ‘Monty Python’, has been diagnosed with dementia, his representative announced on Friday.
The actor, who also took on directing ‘Life of Brian’ and ‘The Meaning of Life’ is suffering from primary progressive aphasia, which is restricting the star’s capacity to speak.
The condition is described by the National Aphasia Association as a neurological disorder of language that commonly progresses to a near total in ability to speak, and is not a form of Alzheimer’s disease.
The statement, issued by the Welsh branch of BAFTA, also announced that Jones would get an honorary award at a ceremony in October.