Monty Python stars have led the tributes to their co-star Terry Jones, who has passed on at 77 years old.

The Welsh actor and writer played a variety of characters in the notorious comedy group’s Flying Circus TV series and coordinated a few of their movies.

He died on Tuesday, four years in the wake of getting an uncommon type of dementia known as FTD.

David Walliams and Simon Pegg were among different comedians who recollected that him.

Individual Python star Sir Michael Palin depicted Jones as “one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation”.

In a tweet, John Cleese said he was “a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm”.

Eric Idle, another individual from the highly influential comedy troupe, reviewed the “many laughs [and] moments of total hilarity” they shared.

“It’s too sad if you knew him, but if you didn’t you will always smile at the many wonderfully funny moments he gave us,” he went on.

Terry Gilliam, with whom Jones coordinated the group’s film The Holy Grail in 1975, portrayed his fellow Python as a “brilliant, constantly questioning, iconoclastic, righteously argumentative and angry but outrageously funny and generous and kind human being”.

“One could never hope for a better friend,” he said.

Palin added: “Terry was one of my closest, most valued friends. He was kind, generous, supportive and passionate about living life to the full.

“He was far more than one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation, he was the complete Renaissance comedian – writer, director, presenter, historian, brilliant children’s author, and the warmest, most wonderful company you could wish to have.”

Other comedy figures paid tribute via web-based networking media.

Screenwriter Charlie Brooker posted: “RIP the actual genius, Terry Jones. Far too many brilliant moments to choose from.”

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