Jerry Springer, the legendary TV talk show host who died peacefully on Thursday at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.
Jerry’s family confirmed that he died in his Chicago home, according to TMZ.
The Jerry Springer Show was hosted by the presenter for almost three decades, starting in 1991. He became a household name in America and abroad for his TV performances.
Jene Galvin described Springer as “irreplaceable” in a statement. She was a close friend and spokeswoman for his family.
According to the BBC, “Jerry’s ability to connect to people was the key to his success, whether it was in politics, broadcasting, or simply joking with strangers on the street, who wanted a picture or a message,” he stated.
He’s irreplaceable, and his loss is painful, but the memories of his intelligence, his heart, and his humour live on.”
AP reports that at its height, “The Jerry Springer Show”, was a cultural phenomenon in the United States, synonymous with lurid comedy and daily surprises.
The talk show, which was known for its chair-throwing, bleep-filled debates, and at one time, topping Oprah’s show, was an American favorite over the course of its 27-year-run.
The show ended after more than 4,000 episodes in 2018.
Springer served as the mayor of Cincinnati, and was a campaign adviser for Robert F Kennedy, before he began his broadcasting career.