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Monty Python star Terry Jones: A comedy genius and 'naughty boy'

Fans turned to social media to remember one of Monty Python's six founding members. Jones died Tuesday at age 77.

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Terry Jones helped create the Monty Python comedy group in the late 1960s.

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Monty Python founding member Terry Jones died Tuesday, and fans (including famous ones) are taking to social media to remember the comedian, writer and director. Jones, whose family released a statement Wednesday, had been diagnosed with a rare form on dementia. He was 77.

Jones co-created the comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus, which ran on UK television from 1969 to 1974. He co-directed the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail and directed two other Monty Python films: 1979's Life of Brian and 1983's The Meaning of Life. 

John Cleese, another one of Monty Python's six founding members, tweeted his thoughts on Jones' passing.

Cleese was referring to Graham Chapman, who died in 1989.

Reactions from other notable names swirled with sadness at the loss and amusement over Jones' signature absurdist humor.

Fans also cited one of Jones' best-known lines.

Originally published Jan. 22, 7:47 a.m. PT.
Update, 9:58 a.m. PT: Adds additional tweets.