American popular TV presenter, Jerry Springer, best known for his raucous Talk Show, has died.
He was aged 79 years.
Springer died peacefully on Thursday at his home in Chicago, according to his publicists.
The presenter hosted The Jerry Springer Show for nearly three decades from 1991.
In a statement, Jene Galvin, a friend of Springers and spokesman for the family, described him as “irreplaceable”.
“Jerry’s ability to connect with people was at the heart of his success in everything he tried whether that was politics, broadcasting or just joking with people on the street who wanted a photo or a word.
“He’s irreplaceable and his loss hurts immensely, but memories of his intellect, heart and humour will live on,” he said.
Jerry Springer’s broadcasting career, included roles as a political reporter and commentator.
Springer was the mayor of Cincinnati and a political campaign adviser to Robert F Kennedy.
Springer’s chat show became a symbol of low-brow television over the course of almost 5,000 episodes.
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