Jerry Springer Dies: Talk Show Host Was 79

THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW, Jerry Springer, 1991-.
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Jerry Springer, one of the most influential talk show hosts of the 1990s, has died at the age of 79.

Springer hosted his hit syndicated talk show The Jerry Springer Show for 27 years, helping to revolutionize daytime talk shows and eventually becoming one of the format’s reigning figures.

A spokesperson from the family tells TMZ Springer was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago, and this week took a turn for the worse. He died in his home near Chicago.

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