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With great sadness, reported on BBC this lunchtime.

Member of the much loved and acclaimed Monty Pythons Flying Circus, he was one of the great satirists. Screen writer, film director and broad-sheet newspaper columnist, his love of history spawned several movies over the last six decades including The Holy Grail, The Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life as well as Labyrinth.

St Edmund Hall, Oxford, English graduate. Together with Cleese, Palin, Chapman, Idle and Gilliam, ushered in a new era of intelligent comedy as relevant and timeless today as it was when first released.

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Going to have to watch Holy Grail tonight and raise a glass.
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Sad day. He went to my college. I turned down the opportunity of a work trip to India many years ago. One of my colleagues went, and was sat next to him in First Class. It would have been great to have met him.

If there's a god, there's going to be some classic lines exchanged.
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Odoratusque est patris redoluit bacarum sambucus

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I watched Holy Grail in the cinema when it was first released but had barely reached adolescence and, as a consequence, missed all of it's underlying contemporary social and class issues as well as much of the historical references and dark humour.

Was not until I'd left university myself and with a few years hard life experiences under my belt, when I revisited it on VHS and fully understood the significance of the Python movies.

Sad day indeed. Think I'll join you in that toast tonight Drew - as will countless others I'm sure.

I'd love to be a metaphorical fly-on-the-wall eavesdropping that conversation Roger - if I believed it was possible that is.
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Odoratusque est patris redoluit bacarum sambucus

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All these heartfelt tributes...😂 😂 A bit much. As if some comedy changed all of your lives. Sad he's dead but cmon...
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All these heartfelt tributes...😂 😂 A bit much. As if some comedy changed all of your lives. Sad he's dead but cmon...
Wish we were all as cool as you
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Sad times indeed.
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All these heartfelt tributes...😂 😂 A bit much. As if some comedy changed all of your lives. Sad he's dead but cmon...
Bet you're a hoot at funerals.
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If there's a god, there's going to be some classic lines exchanged.
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I'd love to be a metaphorical fly-on-the-wall eavesdropping that conversation Roger - if I believed it was possible that is.
I'd prefer to think of the conversation he and Graham would have now they've been reunited.
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non deperire; Transierunt autem tuus: Deinde quod ne iustus est

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All these heartfelt tributes...😂 😂 A bit much. As if some comedy changed all of your lives. Sad he's dead but cmon...
Don't underestimate the impact that a bit of happiness can have on people's lives. It lifted my day just thinking of some of his classic comedy.
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All these heartfelt tributes...😂 😂 A bit much. As if some comedy changed all of your lives. Sad he's dead but cmon...
The Pythons may or may not have changed lives, but they certainly changed comedy.

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Wish we were all as cool as you
He's not cool. He's a very naughty boy.
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Thoughts for his family and may he rest in peace.

About six or seven years ago I was walking between Kenwood House and Parliament Hill Fields and passed by Terry Jones who was out walking his dog, Nancy. We exchanged greetings and he spoke to his dog (hence my knowing its name).
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