Jack Hanna, TV animal advocate and talk show staple, battles Alzheimer’s — Deadline

His family revealed, in an interview with his hometown media, that Jack Hanna, who has hosted several TV shows about animals and was a regular presence on late-night talk shows, suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

In conversation with Columbus Dispatch, Hanna’s family spoke for the first time about his condition, and this prompted an increase in support. Hannah now lives in Montana with her family.

the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium It offers its guests the ability to send notes of love and support. Hannah served as the director at the Columbus Zoo for 42 years before retiring in 2020.

Prior to the onset of his illness, Hanna was known for presenting animal shows on talk shows hosted by Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and James Corden, and he also hosted the syndicated TV show “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures” from 1993 to 2008, “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild”, which began in 2007, and “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown”, which ended in 2020.

message Posted on his Twitter A family member said they welcomed Dispatch into their home for “a sobering look at living with Alzheimer’s disease.”

The post reads: “While Father/Jack is still mobile, his mind is failing him, the light in his eyes has dimmed, and we miss who he was every moment of the day.”

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