Jerry Springer, the TV presenter best known for his outrageous talk shows, has died aged 79.
The Jerry Springer Show, which ran for nearly three decades from 1991, brought fights, flying chairs, and the fringes of US society to a global audience.
Jerry Springer will forever be the King of Reality TV.
Springer died peacefully on Thursday at his home in Chicago, his publicists confirmed.
The journalist, actor, talk show host and former Cincinnati mayor was surrounded by family when he died peacefully early Thursday at his home in suburban Chicago, Illinois, following a “brief illness,” People reported. He was 79.
Springer’s publicist, Linda Shafran, confirmed to People that he died specifically from pancreatic cancer.
Jene Galvin, a friend of Springer’s and spokesman for the family, described him as “irreplaceable”.
“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,” Jene Galvin, a lifelong friend and spokesperson for the family, said in a statement to People. “He’s irreplaceable and his loss hurts immensely, but memories of his intellect, heart and humor will live on.”
Credit: People, IBT, BBC