…By Ayodele Oshikokhai for TDPel Media.
The legendary talk show host, Jerry Springer, who passed away last week after battling pancreatic cancer, was buried in a suburb of Chicago in a private ceremony on Sunday, attended by a small group of family and friends.
Sources with direct knowledge also revealed that the burial followed traditional Jewish customs with a religious service.
However, there are plans in place for a public celebration of life in the near future, according to TMZ sources. The event is scheduled to take place on May 16 in Cincinnati, and it will be a free ticketed event open to the general public.
Currently, organizers are anticipating letting around 500 people inside the venue, with more details to come and tickets available soon.
The upcoming ceremony will be a fitting tribute to Springer’s life and legacy in and out of work, touching communities from all walks of life, including politics, entertainment, and everything in between.
It is expected to include guest speakers, music performances, and videos, with some famous faces expected to roll through, although the list is still being worked on. The plan is to stream the ceremony as well.