Neil Innes

English writer, comedian, and musician (1944–2019)

Neil James Innes (/ˈɪnɪs/; 9 December 1944 – 29 December 2019) was an English actor, comedian, musician and writer.

Innes in 2011

Innes was born in Danbury, Essex. He was known for his constant work with Monty Python. He played in The Rutles and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. His first album was How Sweet to Be an Idiot. He wrote the original songs for Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Innes died suddenly on 29 December 2019 from a heart attack in Toulouse, France at the age of 75.[1][2]

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