You’ve probably heard of someone nicknamed The Seventh Python. That is Neil Innes. He is a famous British composer, comedian, and writer. Recently, he died at the age of 75.
The most famous works that earned him that name are the collaborations with Monty Python such as Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and The Rutles. According to information from the family spokesman, he was not sick. He simply died unexpectedly due to old age at home on a Sunday night.
For Sir Michael Palin, a founding member of Monty Python, he was always the most adorable friend as well as the greatest writer. Monty Python members expressed their appreciation and luck when Neil Innes was with them. They commented that he was a great writer, unique, intelligent and extremely humble. Neil Innes’ warm heart always makes them feel comfortable.
John Cleese, another Monty Python member, posted on social media that he completely lost his temper and felt empty when he heard of Neil Innes’s death.
Before Neil Innes’ heartbreaking departure, his family requested private time. The family will bury the writer in his hometown (France). December 29, 2019 is the day of the departure of a beautiful, deep, and gentle soul. He left with music that once touched the hearts of many people.
Neil Innes and Monty Python have been together since the 70s of last century. He has contributed extensively to songs such as Knights of the Round Table and Brave Sir Robin, etc. In addition, he has appeared in The Holy Grail and Life of Brian.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus is one of Monty Python’s most successful works. And Niel Innes is one of the great contributors to the script of this seires. So, there was a movie made about Niel Innes in 2008: The Seventh Python.
Neil Innes shared his life story in an interview in 2012. He felt that everything went too fast, from Bonzos, Monty Python to The Rlesles.