Jerry Springer, Talk Show Legend & Former Cincinnati Mayor, Dies At 79 After ‘Brief Illness’

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.”