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In Pictures: Monty Python Jones a man of many talents

He was part of the Monty Python troupe whose subversive comedy in the 1960s revolutionised the genre.

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Terry Jones (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Terry Jones (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Terry Jones (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Terry Jones was a member of the 1960s Monty Python whose satirical and subversive take on comedy helped revolutionise the genre.

The Oxford University graduate was a familiar sight with colleagues John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and the late Graham Chapman as they poked fun at targets that had previously been considered off limits.

He was a talented scholar and musician and in his later years shared his battle with dementia with the public as the condition took a grip on him.

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Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese are seen rehearsing in 2014 (Ian West/PA)

Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese are seen rehearsing in 2014 (Ian West/PA)

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Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese are seen rehearsing in 2014 (Ian West/PA)

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Terry Jones with his fellow Pythons, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam in a sketch with Eddie Izzard dressed as Gumbies in 1999 (Thane Bruckland/PA)

Terry Jones with his fellow Pythons, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam in a sketch with Eddie Izzard dressed as Gumbies in 1999 (Thane Bruckland/PA)

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Terry Jones with his fellow Pythons, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam in a sketch with Eddie Izzard dressed as Gumbies in 1999 (Thane Bruckland/PA)

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Terry Jones (left) and Michael Palin (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Terry Jones (left) and Michael Palin (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Terry Jones (left) and Michael Palin (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Terry Jones attends A Very Special Afternoon Tea, with Prue Leith (left) and nutritionist to the stars Jane Clarke to launch Nourish website and community, helping people living with cancer and dementia (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Terry Jones attends A Very Special Afternoon Tea, with Prue Leith (left) and nutritionist to the stars Jane Clarke to launch Nourish website and community, helping people living with cancer and dementia (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Terry Jones attends A Very Special Afternoon Tea, with Prue Leith (left) and nutritionist to the stars Jane Clarke to launch Nourish website and community, helping people living with cancer and dementia (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Terry Jones attending a Teenage Cancer Trust concert featuring Sir Paul McCartney (Yui Mok/PA)

Terry Jones attending a Teenage Cancer Trust concert featuring Sir Paul McCartney (Yui Mok/PA)

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Terry Jones attending a Teenage Cancer Trust concert featuring Sir Paul McCartney (Yui Mok/PA)

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John Cleese and Terry Jones (Ian West/PA)

John Cleese and Terry Jones (Ian West/PA)

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John Cleese and Terry Jones (Ian West/PA)

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Michael Palin and Terry Jones take part in the first Ripping Yarns hopathon to mark the DVD release of Ripping Yarns The Complete Series (Sean Dempsey/PA)

Michael Palin and Terry Jones take part in the first Ripping Yarns hopathon to mark the DVD release of Ripping Yarns The Complete Series (Sean Dempsey/PA)

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Michael Palin and Terry Jones take part in the first Ripping Yarns hopathon to mark the DVD release of Ripping Yarns The Complete Series (Sean Dempsey/PA)

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Terry Jones arriving for the UK Film Premiere of The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (Ian West/PA)

Terry Jones arriving for the UK Film Premiere of The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (Ian West/PA)

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Terry Jones arriving for the UK Film Premiere of The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (Ian West/PA)

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Then Aberystwyth town mayor Sue Jones-Davies pictured outside the Aberystwyth Arts Centre with Monty Python stalwarts Terry Jones and Michael Palin ahead of a special screening of the Life Of Brian (Gareth Llewellyn/PA)

Then Aberystwyth town mayor Sue Jones-Davies pictured outside the Aberystwyth Arts Centre with Monty Python stalwarts Terry Jones and Michael Palin ahead of a special screening of the Life Of Brian (Gareth Llewellyn/PA)

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Then Aberystwyth town mayor Sue Jones-Davies pictured outside the Aberystwyth Arts Centre with Monty Python stalwarts Terry Jones and Michael Palin ahead of a special screening of the Life Of Brian (Gareth Llewellyn/PA)

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Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Michael Palin from Monty Python (PA)

Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Michael Palin from Monty Python (PA)

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Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Michael Palin from Monty Python (PA)

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Terry Gilliam, then mayor of London Ken Livingstone and Terry Jones join the Coconut Orchestra attempting to set a new world record (established by the 1,785 people who took part in a similar event last year in New York) in time to the Monty Python classic Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life, in Trafalgar Square (Stephen Kelly/PA)

Terry Gilliam, then mayor of London Ken Livingstone and Terry Jones join the Coconut Orchestra attempting to set a new world record (established by the 1,785 people who took part in a similar event last year in New York) in time to the Monty Python classic Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life, in Trafalgar Square (Stephen Kelly/PA)

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Terry Gilliam, then mayor of London Ken Livingstone and Terry Jones join the Coconut Orchestra attempting to set a new world record (established by the 1,785 people who took part in a similar event last year in New York) in time to the Monty Python classic Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life, in Trafalgar Square (Stephen Kelly/PA)

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Michael Palin, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Terry Gilliam at a photocall in London’s Leicester Square (Justin Williams/PA)

Michael Palin, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Terry Gilliam at a photocall in London’s Leicester Square (Justin Williams/PA)

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Michael Palin, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Terry Gilliam at a photocall in London’s Leicester Square (Justin Williams/PA)

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Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Terry Jones (BBC Two/PA)

Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Terry Jones (BBC Two/PA)

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Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Terry Jones (BBC Two/PA)

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