What Happened to Jerry Springer? Talk show host dies at 79

Sad news today as Jerry Springer, a very influential and often controversial figure in the history of television, has passed away. TMZ has confirmed the news. For 27 years, Jerry hosted the incredibly popular talk show “The Jerry Springer Show,” which was always full of excitement and never dull.

What Happened to Jerry Springer? Talk show host dies at 79

The show was famous for its outrageous guests who frequently engaged in wild fights as the audience chanted, “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!” According to a family spokesperson, Jerry had been battling a brief illness, which our sources indicate was pancreatic cancer diagnosed a few months ago. Unfortunately, he took a turn for the worse this week and passed away peacefully at his home in the Chicago area on Thursday morning.

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Jerry Springer, Controversial Talk Show Host, Dies at 79

Before he became a TV personality, Jerry Springer was involved in politics. He ran an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Congress in 1970 but was later elected to the City Council of Cincinnati in 1971. Eventually, he went on to become the mayor of the city in 1977, serving a single term.

Jerry Springer gained worldwide fame with the debut of his TV show in 1991. Interestingly, many people might not know that his early episodes focused on political topics. However, over time the show shifted its focus to controversial and sensational topics, which led to its huge popularity and high ratings.

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Jerry Springer’s show was incredibly popular in the late 1990s and even surpassed Oprah Winfrey’s show in several cities. The show ultimately ended in 2018. After that, he hosted a courtroom show called “Judge Jerry,” which ran for three seasons.

Jerry’s last TV appearance was on the show “The Masked Singer,” where he performed under the guise of “The Beetle” and sang a Frank Sinatra classic. Unfortunately, about a month ago, his battle with cancer took a turn for the worse, and he had to stop working. He had been hosting a folk music program on a Cincinnati-based radio station.

Jerry is survived by his daughter Katie Springer and his older sister Evelyn.

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