Jerry Springer, a former politician and talk show personality, passed away at the age of 79. Numerous media outlets have covered the story of his death. According to the Associated Press, he died quietly at his suburban Chicago home. Springer had been ill, but the reason of his death has not yet been made public. It was confirmed by a family member.
Springer’s close friend Jene Galvin lamented the loss and referred to him as “irreplaceable” in a statement made by the Associated Press. He continued by saying that people will always remember Springer for his heart, intelligence, and humor.
The “Jerry Springer Show,” which ran for 27 years beginning in 1991 and generated controversy, is where Springer first gained fame. The guests on the show often got into physical fights, which the live studio crowd encouraged. The show was frequently criticized for its sensational content.
Prior to beginning his talk show career, Springer practiced law. He then joined politics, sitting on the Cincinnati City Council from 1971 to 1978 and as mayor of the city during that time. He left politics and went on to work as a reporter for a Cincinnati-based TV station, which eventually led to the beginning of his popular talk show.
Springer, who was divorced and had a daughter, leaves behind a legacy that is sure to endure, despite his passing.