Sad news has hit this morning from the Talk Show world. Many media outlets including PEOPLE have reported that Talk Show Icon and former Mayor of Cincinnati has passed away at the age of 79.

“PEOPLE has confirmed that the celebrated talk show host and former Mayor of Cincinnati died in a suburb of Chicago on Thursday after a “brief illness.”

Source: PEOPLE
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer At NBC’s Fall Premiere Party. Boulevard 3, Hollywood, CA. 09-18-08 Photo: Shutterstock

Jerry Springer started his career as a lawyer and then became the 56th Mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 to 1978. But most of us remember Jerry Springer as the host of “The Jerry Springer Show,” which ran for 28 seasons (1991-2018).

Springer also appeared in a few films including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Ringmaster. He also appeared on the game show Baggage and The Jerry Springer Podcast.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fans of Jerry Springer. What are your favorite moments from this iconic Talk Show host? That Hashtag show wants to hear from you.