Jerry Springer Dead: Iconic ‘Jerry Springer Show’ TV Host Dies at 79

Jerry Springer, the iconic TV talk show host and former mayor of Cincinnati, has passed away at the age of 79.

He was best known for his show “The Jerry Springer Show,” which was a ratings powerhouse and a U.S. cultural pariah, synonymous with lurid drama. He was also known for his political background, having served as Cincinnati’s 56th mayor in 1977.

His family has asked that in lieu of flowers, people consider following his spirit and make a donation or commit to an act of kindness to someone in need or a worthy advocacy organization.