Palin sad at Python co-star’s de­cline

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Michael Palin has found Terry Jones’ de­cline be­fall some­one to whom words, ideas, argu“painful to watch”. ments, jokes and sto­ries were once the stuff It was re­vealed on Fri­daylife.”thatMon­tyof Python star Jones has been suf­fer­How­ever, Palin, 73, still meets with ing from a form of de­men­tia his pal reg­u­larly and though the known as Pri­mary Pro­gres­sive 74-year-old comedy legend Apha­sia, which is af­fect­ing “doesn’t say very much”, his abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate, they are still able to con­nect and his pal and comedy with each other. co-star thinks his condiHe added along­side a pic­tion is very “cruel”. ture of him­self and Terry: Palin wrote on Face­book: “Not that Terry is out of cir“Terry J has been my close cu­la­tion. He spends time friend and work­mate for with his fam­ily and only over fifty years. The progress two days ago I met up with of his de­men­tia has been him for one of our reg­u­lar painful to watch and the news meals at his lo­cal pub.” an­nounced yes­ter­day that he Palin added: “Terry doesn’t say has a type of apha­sia, which is very much but he smiles, laughs, grad­u­ally de­priv­ing him of the abil­ity to recog­nises and re­sponds, and I’m al­ways speak, is about the cru­ellest thing that could pleased to see him. Long may that last.”

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