Jerry Springer Dead At 79: Maury Povich & Steve Wilkos Remember Friend & Talk Show Icon

The TV world is mourning a legend. Jerry Springer, the iconic host who changed the talk show industry with his blockbuster daytime series in the ’90s, has passed away. He was 79 years old. Access Hollywood confirmed Springer’s death on Thursday morning. According to his family, he died peacefully at his Chicago-area home surrounded by his loved ones after a “brief illness.” His fellow television personalities and friends Maury Povich and Steve Wilkos paid tribute to his memory in statements to Access Hollywood.