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Rest in Peace, Jerry

Famous TV host Jerry Springer, known for his popular yet controversial talk show The Jerry Springer Show, has passed away at the age of 79

Jerry Springer, longtime and famous host to The Jerry Springer Show, has recently passed away at the age of 79.

According to information provided to TMZ by the Springer family's spokesperson, the controversial television-figure passed away Thursday morning (Apr. 27th) in his home in Chicago after contending with a "brief illness", but according to TMZ-sources, Springer had been battling pancreatic cancer for months until his death.

Springer had been the host to The Jerry Springer Show for the entirety of its time on air, which ran from 1991-2018 to 28 seasons. He would make some appearances on T.V. later in form of hosting seasons 2 and 3 of America's Got Talent and even competing in Dancing With The Stars in 2006 before returning to having his own program in the form of the courtroom reality show Judge Jerry. The series ran aired in 2018 and ran for three seasons before its cancellation in early 2022.

Springer was born in 1944 in London to German Jewish parents that fled England to escape the Holocaust, eventually making it to Queens, New York City when he was only a few years old. Before making it big in T.V., Springer ran for Congress in 1970, failing to win a seat; however, he would win a seat in the Cincinnati City Council later that year and serve for three years before resigning. He would run again for city council in 1975 and win, serving for one year.

Springer is survived by his ex-wife Micki Velton and their daughter, Katie.


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