Terry Jones has died aged 77 after a battle with dementia – here is another look at his hilarious line as Brain's mum in the 1979 Monty Python film Life of Brian which satirised the story of the Crucifixion.

In the film, which Jones directed himself, an ordinary bloke called Brian gets mixed-up for the real Jesus and is nailed to the cross by the Romans.

The hilarious clip shows Jones answering the door to a chanting crowd, dressed in very bad drag, playing the part of Brian's mum.

Speaking in a shrill falsetto, he says: "He's not the Messiah he is a very naughty boy! Now go away!"

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The clip has been shared on YouTube, with some people commenting today after news of the death of the talented writer and actor broke.

"One of the most iconic lines in any genre of film, RIP Terry Jones," wrote one.

Another person said: "Best quote in a movie. One of the best quotes ever."

"Quite possibly the FUNNIEST movie line EVER!" said a third.

Terry Jones’s family has released a statement about his death today – paying tribute to the "uncompromising individuality, relentless intellect and extraordinary humour" of the national treasure.

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It reads: “We are deeply saddened to have to announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Terry Jones.

"Terry passed away on the evening of January 21, 2020 at the age of 77 with his wife Anna Soderstrom by his side after a long, extremely brave but always good-humoured battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.

"Over the past few days his wife, children, extended family and many close friends have been constantly with Terry as he gently slipped away at his home in North London.

"We have all lost a kind, funny, warm, creative and truly loving man whose uncompromising individuality, relentless intellect and extraordinary humour has given pleasure to countless millions across six decades.

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"His work with Monty Python, his books, films, television programmes, poems and other work will live on forever, a fitting legacy to a true polymath.

"We, his wife Anna, children Bill, Sally, Siri and extended family would like to thank Terry's wonderful medical professionals and carers for making the past few years not only bearable but often joyful.

"We hope that this disease will one day be eradicated entirely."

It added: "We ask that our privacy be respected at this sensitive time and give thanks that we lived in the presence of an extraordinarily talented, playful and happy man living a truly authentic life, in his words 'Lovingly frosted with glucose'."

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