Life Terry Jones donates his brain to science By weekster Posted on January 29, 2020 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Monty Python star Terry Jones, who died on Tuesday, donated his brain to science. The neurology institute of University College London will study the brain in the coming period, British media report. Researchers hope to be able to learn a little more about the rare form of frontotemporal dementia that he suffered from. The actor died on Tuesday at the age of 77 from the effects of his illness. In addition to being active in the satirical group Monthy Python, he was also known as a writer, poet and maker of television programs. He has written many of the lyrics of Monthy Python and directed the films The Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983).