The Jerry Springer Show host is no more: Jerry Springer dies at the age of 79

Known popularly as one of the best hosts, Jerry Springer hosted the show Jerry Springer Show Which had 27 seasons.


Jerry Springer before coming into the television industry, served as the mayor of Cincinnati in the year 1977 for one term. Before that, he was on Cincinnati’s City Council.

Jerry Springer died in Chicago. He was at his home and reports say he died peacefully there. The controversial personality was suffering from pancreatic cancer which got worse this week and made his condition terrible.

Jene Galvin, a good lifelong friend and spokesman for his family of Jerry said, “Jerry’s ability to connect with people was at the heart of his success in everything .”

Jerry Springer and his career

His show premiered in 1991 which caused a pause to his political career and ended in 2018. He had another show which was about his Law experience in school and using that experience in the Courtroom. The show aired from 2019 to 2022 under the name of Judge Jerry and reportedly got canceled after the third season.
Not only this but Jerry also appeared in the show The Masked Singer in 2022 as a contestant. He had a very funny personality and participated in other shows like Dancing With the Stars.

Jerry Springer has also served as the judge host for Miss World and Miss Universe pageants and also a game show.

About Jerry Springer’s love life

Jerry Springer only got married once in his life which was in the year 1973. The popular host married Micki Velton. The couple met during the time Jerry was serving for Cincinnati City Council and it’s said that both met on a blind date together in 1969 and started dating after this.

The couple welcomed their only child, Katie Springer in 1976 who was born blind and deaf.

The couple got divorced in 1994, there was no proper reason given for the divorce and as the couple and Jerry himself lived a low-key life, it was said that the reason for divorce was Jerry’s Television career and outrageous behavior.

After all of this, Jerry never remarried and led a private life.

A heartfelt tribute

Jerry’s security guard from the Jerry Springer show, Steve Wilkos, paid a deeply emotional tribute to him and said, ” Other than my father, Jerry was the most influential man in my life. Everything I have today I owe to Jerry. He was the smartest, most generous, kindest person I’ve ever known. My wife and I are devastated. We will miss him terribly.” Steve started a show of his own after getting inspired by Jerry.

Jerry Springer and his daughter

Katie Springer, reports say still lives in Chicago and works as a teacher there. She loved both of her parents and once admired and respected Jerry and Micki.

Net worth of Jerry Springer

The Net worth of the popular public figure is nothing less than $60 million as calculated by speculating reports.

The Jerry Springer Show host never watched his own show and was a very loving and humorous person. May his soul rest in peace.