Comedic author and actor Neil Innes, who created a Beatles parody group known as the Rutles and often labored with the members of the beloved British comedy troupe Monty Python, has died at age 75, his agent, Nigel Morton, confirmed Monday.
The comic and musician died of pure causes Sunday night time, Morton stated.
“We’ve misplaced an attractive, variety, light soul whose music and songs touched the center of everybody and whose mind and seek for reality impressed us all,” a assertion launched on behalf of his household Monday stated.
“He died of pure causes rapidly with out warning and, I believe, with out ache.”
Innes was such a frequent collaborator with the Monty Python troupe that he typically was known as the “seventh Python.” A musician in addition to a author, he wrote songs for the favored movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, appeared in Monty Python’s Lifetime of Brian and toured the U.Ok. and Canada with the group.
Totally dismayed to listen to about Neil Innes. Proper out of the blue…<br><br>A really candy man, a lot too good for his personal good<br><br>Pretty author and performer. When he labored with Python on our stage present, I listened each night time to “How candy to be an Fool” on the tannoy<br><br>Very unhappy…..
He was additionally a member of the band the Bonzo Canine Doo Dah Band, later renamed the Bonzo Canine Band, whose music I am The City Spaceman received him an Ivor Novello award.
Colleagues have been paying tributes to Innes on Twitter, together with the outstanding British actor Mark Gatiss, who fondly wrote in tribute, “Candy goals, candy fool.”
Neil Innes has gone. As a Python-obsessed teen I noticed him at Darlington Arts Centre & missed my bus residence to catch his brilliance. I used to file ‘The Innes Guide of Information’ on C-60s & marvel at his expertise. I nonetheless hum ‘I like Cezanne, says Anne’. Candy goals, candy fool.