Jerry Springer dies aged 79: Legendary talk show host passes away ‘peacefully’ at Chicago home months after being diagnosed with cancer – as family says ‘he’s irreplaceable and his loss hurts immensely’
A statement from his family confirmed that he passed away ‘peacefully’ at his home in Chicago.
They said that he had been diagnosed with cancer a few months ago, with his health taking a turn for the worse this week according to TMZ.
Family spokesman Jene Galvin said: ‘Jerry’s ability to connect with people was at the heart of his success in everything he tried 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.’
Jerry hosted the smash hit syndicated talk show ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ for 27 years, lighting up America with wild and raucous TV moments.
A statement from his family confirmed that he passed away ‘peacefully’ at his home in Chicago after being diagnosed with cancer
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His audience would cheer his name, as his outrageous guests would get into crazy fights.
Before becoming an iconic TV personality, the worldwide sensation ran a failed campaign for US Congress I 1970
He was then elected to Cincinnati’s City Council in 1971, before becoming mayor of the city in 1977 and serving for one term.
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 iconic series