Terry Jones, Co-Founder of Monty Python, Dies at 77

Terry Jones, co-founder of Monty Python, died Wednesday. Jones died after a long struggle with dementia. He was 77 years old.

Jones was instrumental in creating the wacky, absurdist style of comedy that Monty Python made famous in the 1970s and directed two of the English comedy group’s most successful films, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.” In the latter, Jones played Mandy Cohen, mother of the titular Brian, and appeared before a crowd to deliver probably his most famous line in a comically squawky voice, “He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!”

Uncle Robert – Vietnam, 1969

RIP – I lost my uncle today. I’ve visited Georgia twice in the past 3.5 weeks, trying to do whatever he and my mother needed help with. I thought I’d get to see him one more time. I booked a third flight for next week, before hearing the terrible news. My Uncle Robert was a VERY honorable and hard working person. He taught me more than he probably knew.

It hurts a lot.

‘Star Trek’ Writer D.C. Fontana Dies at 80

Dorothy Catherine Fontana, a writer on the original ‘Star Trek‘ series who had a long association with the franchise, died Dec. 2. She was 80.

Fontana’s death was confirmed by the official ‘Star Trek’ website, which described her as “the legendary writer who brought many of ‘Star Trek’s’ greatest episodes to life.”

‘Hollywood Superman’ Christopher Dennis Dead At 52

Dennis, who was homeless, was found in a used clothing donation bin in Van Nuys, a neighborhood about 10 miles from the tourist district where he earned a living, Deadline reported. Police told the website he was likely looking for something to wear and that no foul play was suspected.

Bernard Slade Dies, 89: Creator Of ‘The Partridge Family’ And Broadway’s ‘Same Time, Next Year’

Bernard Slade, a versatile writer who created one of Broadway’s most successful plays and several hit TV shows, has died. He passed Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. at age 89 of complications from Lewy body dementia, according to his daughter.