Who is Jerry Springer? Cause of Death, Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth
Jerry Springer, officially known as Gerald Norman Springer was a British-born American broadcaster, journalist, actor, producer, lawyer, and politician.
Jerry Springer Cause of Death
Jerry Springer died at his home in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the age of 79. The cause of his death has not yet been made public.
However, a family spokesperson said he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months prior to his death.
Jerry Springer Biography
Born on February 13, 1944, in Highgate tube station, London, United Kingdom, Springer served as the 56th Mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 to 1978.
Jerry Springer Age
Jerry Springer was born on February 13, 1944, in Highgate tube station, London, United Kingdom. He celebrated his 79th birthday in February this year (2023) before he died in April of the same year (2023).
Jerry Springer Career
He started his professional life working in politics, having studied both political science and law at university.
He was an advisor to Robert F Kennedy and served as mayor of Cincinnati from 1977-78, but after a failed bid to become governor of Ohio, he switched to a career in TV journalism.
He became famous for his program, The Jerry Springer Show which was launched in 1991 focusing on social issues and US politics, led by the then mild-mannered Springer.
But in an effort to boost ratings, Springer switched things up dramatically after a few years, focusing on salacious and outrageous content.
Springer called his program “escapist entertainment”, but others saw the show as contributing to a dumbing-down of television and a decline in social values.
The Jerry Springer Show ran from 1991 and ended its ran in 2018 after ratings declined. In the late 1990s, the show topped the daytime television ratings in the US, beating even Oprah.
From 2007 to 2008, Springer hosted America's Got Talent, and in recent years he fronted the courtroom show Judge Jerry (from September 2019 until 2022).
In October 2022, Springer starred in the US version of The Masked Singer – one of his final TV appearances.
Sadly, the iconic talk show host has died. Jerry Springer passed away on April 27, 2023, at the age of 79.
Jerry Springer Wife
Jerry married Velton in 1973. When they met, she was working for Proctor and Gamble, while Jerry was serving on the Cincinnati City Council, according to Hollywood Life.
He eventually was elected as the city's mayor and served one term.
Velton ultimately called it quits on her marriage with Jerry in 1994, as his broadcast career began taking off. He had pivoted from politics to helm his pioneering daytime program known for its controversial interviews, belligerent guests and studio brawls
After Jerry and Velton divorced, the latter retreated from the spotlight entirely. Other than Velton's 21-year union with Jerry, not much else is known about her.
Jerry never remarried after splitting from Velton. However, he implied in a 2021 interview with Hollywood Life that he was in another marriage.
Jerry Springer Children
He married Micki Velton in 1973, and the pair welcomed their daughter Katie into the world a few years later.
Jerry Springer Net Worth
Jerry Springer has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
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