(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NOW: Renowned talk show host and politician Jerry Springer has passed away at the age of 79.
The host of “The Jerry Springer Show” died peacefully in his Chicago home on Thursday, as announced by his family.
Springer, a controversial public figure, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months ago, and his condition worsened this week.
“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,” expressed Jene Galvin, a close friend and family spokesperson.
“He’s irreplaceable, and his loss hurts immensely, but memories of his intellect, heart, and humor will live on.”
Arrangements for a funeral and memorial gathering are currently being planned.
Before achieving fame as a television host, Springer began his career in politics, serving on Cincinnati’s City Council in 1971 and later being elected as the city’s mayor in 1977 for a single term. In 1982, he unsuccessfully bid for the Democratic nomination for Ohio governor.
After his political career, Springer transitioned to broadcasting as a news anchor and commentator at WLWT in Ohio. He eventually became a talk show host in 1991 with the debut of his self-titled series, “The Jerry Springer Show.”
Following the end of “Springer” in 2018, the former lawyer launched “Judge Jerry,” which aired for three seasons. Additionally, he hosted the “Jerry Springer Podcast.”
Springer’s final television appearance was on “The Masked Singer” last season, where he performed as “The Beetle,” singing a classic Frank Sinatra song.
He is survived by his 47-year-old daughter, Katie Springer, whom he had with ex-wife Micki Velton, and his older sister, Evelyn.
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