- Niel Innes, known by most people for his contribution to the Monty Python comedy series, has passed away
- The actor and comedian is said to have died of natural causes on Sunday, 29 December
- Since learning about his death, fans and admirers have been flooding social media platforms with words of kindness
75-year-old Monty Python collaborator and Rutles singer Neil Innes has passed away. His agent has confirmed the sad news.
Niel was a comedic writer and actor and created the band Rutles, a parody group of the famous Beatles.
He often worked with the British comedy troupe Monty Python and will be sorely missed by fans and those who admired him.
Briefly.co.za gathered from a report by CBC that Niel died of natural causes and without pain.
A statement that was released on behalf of Niel's family read:
"We have lost a beautiful, kind, gentle soul whose music and songs touched the heart of everyone and whose intellect and search for truth inspired us all."
In addition to the work he did on Monty Python, he was also a member of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, which was later renamed the Bonzo Dog Band. Their song I'm The Urban Spaceman won Niel an Ivor Novello Award. These awards are given for impressive songwriting and composing.
Since news of Niel's death was shared, tributes have been coming in from those who love and admire him.
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