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Kristofferson in his heyday

Kristofferson in his heyday

In an interview with podcast host Halli Casser-Jayne, four-time Emmy Award winner, Jim Brown  revealed that his long-time friend and associate, Kris Kristofferson, 79, is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. Brown is the producer of ‘The Highwaymen – Friends till the End,” documentary, featuring Kristofferson. It will air on PBS stations Friday, May 27, 9 pm ET. Brown recently interviewed Kristofferson and his wife Lisa for his film.

Brown’s revelation can be heard in the podcast audio interview at approximately 26 minutes in. When asked about Kristofferson’s health, Brown answered “So I think he’s a happy guy, probably not happy he has Alzheimer’s, but personally his disposition seemed wonderful.”

Kristofferson today

Kristofferson today

There have been varied reports in the media concerning Kristofferson’s health. He has alluded to “memory loss” in print. But Brown’s disclosure on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is the first to name Kristofferson’s ailment. Attempts to verify Brown’s assertion with Kristofferson’s team have not been answered.

Longtime journalist Halli Casser-Jayne, host of the show of the same name is not new to journalism. War correspondent, documentary producer, and radio host, Casser-Jayne worked with Door’s drummer John Densmore on his bestselling autobiography, RIDERS ON THE STORM.

The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is a premiere show on multiple podcast networks. One of the early podcasters, Casser-Jayne is highly-regarded. Frequent guest and political editor for Newsweek magazine, Matthew Cooper says: “The Halli Casser-Jayne show is pure joy — smart, interesting talk with a great host. I love being a guest. I love listening to it even more.” Veteran newsman, Roger Simon calls Halli “one of the best in the biz.”

“I am a longtime fan of Kris Kristofferson’s, and my jaw almost dropped at Brown’s revelation. We have to find a cure for Alzheimer’s,” Casser-Jayne says. “We’re losing too many greatest minds and talent to ‘The Long Goodbye.’” It was recently revealed the Glenn Campbell is also battling the disease.

To listen to the entire exchange and Halli’s conversation with author Terry Jennings, and oldest son of country singer Waylon Jennings visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show airs original episodes Wednesdays, 3 pm ET.


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