Michael Palin says dying with Monty Python would be 'great'

23 November 2013 / 2 years 11 months ago

Michael Palin thinks dying during a Monty Python sketch "would be a great way to go".

The legendary comedy troupe recently announced they were reforming for a one-off reunion show in London and star has said he thinks passing way as part of the group would be a fitting end.

He told The Sun newspaper: "If I died in the middle of a sketch with the Pythons then it would be a great way to go."

The 70-year-old comedian has also revealed he was the reason the surviving members of the group - completed by John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle - hadn't reformed sooner.

Their six member, Graham Chapman, died in 1989 and - despite attempts to work together a decade later - Michael wasn't convinced that the time was right.

He admitted: "I was the one who said I wasn't happy with it ... Part of my reasons for not doing a stage show 15 years ago was because we'd miss Graham.

"He was a vital member of the cast and a brilliant writer ... But this time we haven't had to think about him - and not because we're being anti-Graham in any way.

"The great thing is that we can use technology to bring Graham in and not actually have to replace him."

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