US TV Personality Dies After Brief Illness
Longtime US talk show host Jerry Springer, who became known for his on-air arguing, profanity and infidelity revelations, has died at the age of 79, according to US media.
Springer, who ran for 27 years after the program became an international hit after a “short illness,” died peacefully at his home in Chicago, according to family representatives.
A spokesperson declined to provide additional information.According to an unnamed source, as quoted by TMZ, Springer pancreatic cancer Diagnosed months ago.
When it first aired in 1991, “The Jerry Springer Show” was a regular chat program centered around social issues and U.S. politics, starring the then-politically inept lawyer and briefly mayor of Cincinnati. It was hosted by Springer, a former politician who served as 1977.
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But a few years later, the son of a Jewish German immigrant changed dramatically, focusing on scandalous and controversial content to grow his audience.
For much of the show, guests seemed to discuss and expose infidelity, other misdeeds, and family issues.
Springer allegedly attempted mediation, but frequent brawls broke out and guests were detained by security.
The show surpassed Oprah in US daytime television ratings in the late 1990s. It officially ended in 2018.
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