On the time, Neil’s household confirmed his passing, admitting it had been sudden as he was not ailing.
His household mentioned in an announcement: “It’s with deep sorrow and nice unhappiness that now we have to announce the loss of life of Neil James Innes on December 29, 2019. We’ve misplaced an exquisite, type, light soul whose music and songs touched the center of everybody and whose mind and seek for fact impressed us all. He died of pure causes rapidly with out warning and, I feel, with out ache. His spouse Yvonne and their three sons, Miles, Luke and Barney and three grandchildren Max, Issy and Zac give thanks for his life, for his music and for the enjoyment he gave us all.”
John Cleese additionally led tributes to his late co-star.
He wrote on Twitter: “Completely dismayed to listen to about Neil Innes. Proper out of the blue … A really candy man, a lot too good for his personal good. 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. Very unhappy (sic)”
While Michael Palin, who additionally starred within the Monty Python movies and collection, added in an announcement: “Neil was the most effective. A terrifically completed musician, author and performer who may make folks snigger, cry and dance, all on the similar time. He had a watch and ear for the surreal and a gentleness on the coronary heart of all his work which made him probably the most pleasant of companions.
“Neil accompanied the Pythons on our reside excursions, and take a look at as exhausting as we may, it was Neil’s elegant efficiency ‘How Candy To Be An Fool’ that all the time introduced the home down. Neil was one of the best buddy you might want for and some of the naturally gifted entertainers I’ve ever met.”