A message from Jerry Springer's family says that he has died. Jerry Springer was a famous talk show host and the former mayor of Cincinnati. He was 79 at the time of his death.
But what is Jerry Springer's Cause of Death? Let's find out here! A family member said that Springer died peacefully on Thursday at his home in a Chicago neighborhood. He had been sick with pancreatic cancer.
The 10-time Emmy winner died peacefully with his family around him at his home in Chicago, according to a statement from his close friend Jean Galvin.
Springer went to law school, served in the U.S. Army Reserves, and worked in politics and news, but he was best known for his broadcasting work, which included shows like “Jerry Springer,” “Judge Jerry,” “Springer on the Radio,” the game show “Baggage,” and the “Jerry Springer Podcast.”
Springer's named TV show was very popular with viewers, but it was often looked down upon by the rest of society because of its chair-throwing and tabloid-style drama.
Before it ended in 2018, “The Jerry Springer Show” had been on for 27 years and had more than 4,000 shows.
But in Cincinnati, Springer was known for both his political skills and his time as a reporter on WLWT in the 1980s and 1990s. Springer got into politics in 1970 when he ran for Congress but lost. The next year, he was elected to the Cincinnati Council.
Three years later, he quit in shame because of a sex scandal in Northern Kentucky. A year later, he was re-elected, showing that people still liked him despite his new problems.
In 1977, as the city's 56th mayor, he was in charge. In 1982, he ran for the Democratic nomination for Ohio governor but lost. This was the only time he ran for a higher post.
After that, he stopped running for office and went to work as a newscaster and analyst at WLWT in Cincinnati. After working as a reporter for the city of Cincinnati, Springer left the “Queen City” in 1993.
In recent years, Springer has gotten a lot of attention for his podcast, “The Jerry Springer Podcast,” and for being the star of the courtroom show “Judge Jerry.”
Jerry's ability to connect with people was the key to his success in everything he did, whether it was politics, broadcasting, or just joking around with people on the street who wanted a photo or a word, said Jene Galvin, a close friend and family spokesman.
“He can't be replaced, and his death hurts a lot, but people will always remember his intelligence, kindness, and sense of humor.” Jerry Springer talked with WLWT in 1998 about his talk show. Services for the funeral and a memorial meeting are being planned right now.
Instead of sending flowers to remember Jerry, his family asks that you follow his spirit and make a gift or promise to do something kind for someone in need or a good advocacy group.
Before becoming a TV show, Springer went to Tulane University and got a degree in political science. He then went to Northwestern and got a degree in law. He was on Cincinnati's City Council from 1971 to 1977, and he was the city's mayor for one term, from 1977 to 1978.
In his speech when he became mayor, he said, “If government, any government, is to have any positive effect on our lives, which is, after all, its purpose, to make life more bearable, then that government must have some connection to how we live.”
In 1982, Springer ran for governor of Ohio as a Democrat, but he lost. After that, he went to work for WLWT in Cincinnati as a news reporter.
Springer's work as a reporter led to a Cincinnati-based talk show that later became “The Jerry Springer Show,” which is broadcast all over the country.
In 1998, he told WLWT that he thought it was fair that people didn't like his show. I think this show might hurt some people's feelings, and those people should protest. That's okay. That's the U.S. God gave us a key because of this.”
In 2018, he signed a deal with NBC for a show called “Judge Jerry,” in which he played a judge in a courtroom. He had a radio, too.
In their statement, Springer's family asked people to think about making a gift to a good cause or helping someone in need as a way to remember him.