...By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Television personality and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer has passed away at the age of 79.
His family announced that he died peacefully at his home in suburban Chicago after a brief illness, but did not specify the cause of death.
Jerry Springer was best known for hosting the long-running talk show, “The Jerry Springer Show,” which premiered in 1991 and aired for 27 seasons.
The show featured controversial topics, raucous audiences, and guests who often engaged in physical fights.
Despite its controversial content, the show was a hit and became a cultural phenomenon.
In addition to his television career, Springer had a successful career in politics.
He served on the Cincinnati city council from 1971 to 1974 and was elected mayor of Cincinnati in 1977.
He ran unsuccessfully for governor of Ohio in 1982 and for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2004.
After his time in politics, Springer returned to television and continued hosting “The Jerry Springer Show” until its cancellation in 2018.
He also hosted several other shows, including “Baggage,” “Judge Jerry,” and “Dancing with the Stars.”
Springer’s death has been met with an outpouring of condolences and tributes from fans and colleagues.
Many have praised him for his contributions to television and his willingness to tackle controversial topics on his show.
His legacy as a television personality and political figure is sure to endure for years to come.