Today, the entertainment world mourns the loss of one of its most influential and controversial figures, Jerry Springer. Known for hosting the smash hit syndicated talk show “The Jerry Springer Show” for 27 years, Springer was a household name, loved and hated in equal measure. He passed away at the age of 79, after a brief illness, which sources say was pancreatic cancer.
Jerry Springer began his career in politics, running an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Congress in 1970, before getting elected to Cincinnati’s City Council in 1971. He later became the city’s mayor in 1977, serving for one term. But it was his show “The Jerry Springer Show” that made him a worldwide sensation.
Initially, Springer’s show focused on political issues, but it eventually transformed into a talk show that showcased outrageous guests who often got into crazy fights on air. The audience would cheer and chant his name, “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!” The show was so popular in the late ’90s that it even surpassed Oprah Winfrey’s show in several cities.
After 27 years on air, “The Jerry Springer Show” came to an end in 2018. But Springer made one more run in TV with his courtroom show, “Judge Jerry,” which ran for three seasons. In his last TV appearance, Springer performed on “The Masked Singer” as “The Beetle,” singing a Frank Sinatra classic.
Jerry Springer was not only a TV host and politician but also a pop culture icon. His signature catchphrases and antics made him a household name. Despite the controversies and criticism he faced, he remained a beloved figure among his fans.
Today, the entertainment world pays tribute to a man who made us laugh, cry, and sometimes cringe. Jerry Springer will be remembered as a larger-than-life personality who left an indelible mark on the world of television and popular culture. He is survived by his daughter Katie Springer and his older sister Evelyn.
Sad to hear that Jerry Springer has passed away.
Here’s Jerry’s final thought that almost brought him to tears.
‘Deep down we are all the same… to be liked, accepted, respected and not to mention loved is the greatest gift of all… take care of yourself and each other.’ pic.twitter.com/f6qIC8nrBa
— The Sting (@TSting18) April 27, 2023