Monty Pythons legend Terry Jones 'struggles to recognise' his comedy troupe friends

Legendary actor, Terry Jones, barely recognises his former Monty Python co-stars after his dementia battle took a dramatic downturn, his close pal has revealed. 

And tragically, fellow Python Terry Gilliam said he now struggles to remember his friends and admits the actor has 'moved into another world'.

Terry Jones, 76, struggles to recognise fellow Monty Python stars including Terry Gilliam, 77, who revealed the actor has 'moved into another world'

'I look in his eyes and I am not sure he recognises me. He walks along the Heath as Terry likes to get outside. Terry is in his own world is quite happy. I just miss him. It touches me.'

Mr Gilliam said he misses the actor who was diagnosed with dementia in 2015 (Pictured L-R Monty Python members Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones)

(L-R) Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, John Oliver, and Terry Jones pose for a photo backstage at the "Monty Python And The Holy Grail" special screening in New York

Terry suffers from frontotemporal dementia an uncommon form of the disease which affects behaviour and language often presenting as being insensitive or rude. 

Both actors formed part of BBC comedy troupe Monty Python starring John Cleese, 78, Eric Idle, 75, Terry Jones, 76, Michael Palin, 75 and Graham Chapman, 48.

They performed from 1969 until 1983 and later made a series of comebacks including the 2014 show at the O2 and a Not the Messiah show at the London's Royal Albert Hall in 2009.

Terry Jones, one of the original stars of the series in Monty Python's film Life Of Brian in 1979

The actors performed from 1969 until 1983 and later made a series of comebacks including the 2014 show at the O2 and a Not the Messiah show at the London's Royal Albert Hall in 2009

Mr Gilliam added: 'We argued our positions and fought for what we believed in. Terry has moved into another world. I miss arguing with Terry. He was always passionate about things. It is hard when you have spent your life arguing, fighting and being inspired by someone. When that character is not there anymore that is the sad thing. I hope he is content where he is that's all.'

Last April, Terry's daughter, Sally, insisted that hecould still recognise friends and family. 

Terry revealed he was battling with Dementia in September 2016 after Bafta Cymru announced he had been given a special award for outstanding contribution to film and television.

He later attended the event with his son Mark speaking on his behalf. 

Terry was diagnosed after he began forgetting lines during the troupes Flying Cirus show in 2015 (Pictured in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life)

The Monty Python team imitate journalist and broadcaster Alan Whicker. Left to right: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman and Terry Jones

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October 12, 2018

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    fic across much of the nation crawled east Sunday, pummeling the Southeast with snow and sleet.</p><p>More than 400,000 homes and businesses were without power in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama on Sunday. Thousands of flights were cancelled or delayed from Texas to the Carolinas.</p><p>In North Carolina, more than 1,000 flights were cancelled in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport alone. Parts of North Carolina could see snow measured in feet rather than inches before the storm finally rolls out to sea, a forecast that compelled Gov. Roy Cooper to declare a state of emergency.</p><p>In the western part of the state, the city of Boone already had 10 inches of snow early Sunday.</p><p>“This is a snow storm, not a snowfall – it’s serious,” Gov. Cooper said. “In the Piedmont to western parts of our state, we’re preparing for days of impact, not hours.”</p><p>Cooper warned that utility companies projected widespread power outages affecting over half a million homes and businesses. In some areas, power could be out for days, he said.</p><p>Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam also declared a state of emergency, urging state residents to "take all necessary precautions to ensure they are prepared" for the storm.  </p><p>The storm dumped heavy rains on Los Angeles more than a week ago before slamming across the southern Plains into the Southeast, leaving a swath of power outages, delayed and canceled flights and dangerous road conditions in its wake. The Southeast was next in line before the storm was expected to move northeastward over the Atlantic Ocean, the National Weather Service said.</p><p>Asheville, N.C., is expected to bear a large brunt of the storm, with up to two feet falling around much of the region this weekend, followed by treacherous and icy conditions early next week. </p><p>Emergency officials were bringing in extra staff and cautiously monitoring whether ice accumulates under all the snow, making travel increasingly dangerous. </p><p>"If we do, that’s going to make it treacherous to get around," said Jerry VeHaun, director of Buncombe County Emergency Services, which covers Asheville. "But we're just watching the weather and making sure we’re ready to react whichever way we need to.”</p><p>The storm has already taken a heavy toll on Texas, where Lubbock was blasted with more than 9 inches of snow. Hundreds of miles to the southeast, the storm brought heavy rains and flooding to Houston. In scenes eerily reminiscent of the deadly floods following Hurricane Harvey last year, motorists across the city abandoned cars that had been submerged by high-rising floodwaters Saturday.</p><p>Six Houston-area bayous had overflowed their banks and parts of Houston and Harris County got more than 6 inches of rain over the past two days. College Station, Texas, also reported 4 inches of rain, shattering a record set in 1931, according to the National Weather Service. </p><p>Much of the wet stuff moved out of Texas by Saturday night as the storm continued moving east. High school championship and playoff football games were postponed in Arkansas, and and Christmas parades in Oklahoma and South Carolina faced a similar fate.</p><p>Appalachian Power, headquartered in Charleston, W. Va., began moving crews from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan to areas expected to be affected by the storm. Additional crews will be ready on Monday to assist if needed.</p><p>"We continue to monitor the weather closely and will adjust plans as forecasts warrant," Appalachian Power said in a statement.</p><p>Duke Energy, an electric power company headquartered in Charlotte, estimated that half a million customers will lose service across the Carolinas. Duke Energy is bringing crews in from Florida, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia to respond to power outages.</p>

    1 December 09, 2018
  •  Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap deal

    Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap deal

    den to try hammer out details of a prisoner exchange, which could eventually include all prisoners held by both sides in the four-year civil war.</p><p> Askar Zouail, from the delegation of the Saudi and U.S.-backed, internationally recognized government, told reporters on Sunday that the talks were "progressing toward implementation," of the swap and on how to group together thousands of prisoners for evacuation.</p><p> He says the "atmosphere is positive" and added that "we are optimistic."</p><p> He spoke from the venue in a castle near Stockholm.</p>

    1 December 09, 2018
  • Kudlow: Trump didn’t know about Chinese tech exec’s arrest

    Kudlow: Trump didn’t know about Chinese tech exec’s arrest

    sion.</p><p>WASHINGTON &#8211; White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that President Trump did not know that a Chinese tech executive was being arrested at the same time Trump was having dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping.</p><p>Trump and Xi spent dinner together last Saturday, in Argentina for the G20, as Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou was being arrested in Canada at the request of the United States. She’s accused of covering up violations of sanctions on Iran.</p><p>Kudlow called Meng’s detainment a “law enforcement action” and tried to separate it from China and the U.S.’s ongoing discussions on trade. The stock market has plummeted in recent days due to uncertainty over Washington and Beijing’s ability to get a trade deal done.</p><p>“It is an important issue because the evidence suggests, at least so far, that Huawei did break the Iranian sanction through different financial channels. We will see how that plays out,” Kudlow said, adding “I’m not an attorney, it’s outside my lane.”</p><p> News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. </p>

    1 December 09, 2018

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