Passing of Jerry Springer
Earlier today, Jerry Springer, the American talk show host, passed away peacefully at his home in Chicago, as confirmed by his family in a statement released to the media as reported by Alberton Record. Jene Galvin, a lifelong friend and family spokesperson, acknowledged Jerry’s uncanny ability to connect with people as the key to his success in various fields, including broadcasting, politics, and even casual conversations with strangers on the street.
Jerry Springer was best known for hosting the eponymous talk show, “The Jerry Springer Show,” which aired in the United States from 1991 to 2018.
BREAKING: Jerry Springer, the longtime talk show host, has died at age 79, according to AP. https://t.co/XTEN5JVGlD pic.twitter.com/6bxCCXUSuh
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SkyNews said the show ran for 27 seasons and produced almost 5,000 episodes. In one of his interviews, Jerry Springer described the show as a form of rebellion against the status quo, primarily featuring only the rich and famous on screen.
Before his foray into television, Jerry Springer served as the 56th mayor of Cincinnati in the 1970s, as per People. The family is planning funeral services and a memorial gathering to honor Jerry’s life and legacy. However, instead of flowers, they have requested that people follow Jerry’s spirit by committing to acts of kindness towards those in need or worthy advocacy organizations. Jerry always said, “Take care of yourself and each other.”
Photo: Facebook / @The Jerry Springer Show