Jerry Springer holding microphone on stage

Jerry Springer, the iconic talk show host known for his outrageous and controversial shows, passed away on April 27, 2023. He was 79 years old.

Born in London, England on February 13, 1944, Springer moved to the United States with his family as a child. He attended Northwestern University and went on to have a successful career in politics, serving as the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1977 to 1981.

However, Springer is best known for his career in television. In 1991, he began hosting “The Jerry Springer Show,” a daytime talk show that quickly became notorious for its provocative and often scandalous topics. The show featured guests with outlandish stories and confrontations, often resulting in physical fights on stage.

Despite its controversial nature, “The Jerry Springer Show” became wildly popular and ran for 27 seasons, making it one of the longest-running talk shows in television history. Springer’s catchphrase, “Take care of yourselves, and each other,” became a well-known part of popular culture.

Throughout his career, Springer also appeared on numerous other television shows, including “Dancing With the Stars,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “The Simpsons.” He even had his own short-lived game show, “Baggage.”

In addition to his entertainment career, Springer was also known for his philanthropic work. He was involved in various charitable organizations, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Springer’s death is a loss for the entertainment industry and for his millions of fans around the world. He will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality, his ability to connect with people from all walks of life, and his impact on the talk show genre. Rest in peace, Jerry Springer.