Jerry Springer, a renowned talk show presenter, has passed away. He was 79.
The “Jerry Springer Show” host passed away peacefully on Thursday, according to his family, at his Chicago home.
The contentious person received a cancer diagnosis a few months back, and this week things started to become worse.
“Jerry’s ability to connect with people was at the heart of his success in everything he tried,” Jene Galvin, a lifetime friend and representative for the family, said. “Whether that was politics, broadcasting, or just joking with people on the street who wanted a photo or a word.”
“He’s irreplaceable and his loss hurts immensely, but memories of his intellect, heart and humor will live on.”
Before becoming an iconic television host, Springer was a politician who served on Cincinnati’s City Council in 1971 and became elected as the city’s mayor in 1977. He served one term.
Following his political career, Springer became a news anchor and commentator at WLWT in the Ohio city before taking on a new role as a talk show host in 1991 when he launched his eponymous series in 1991.