Jerry Springer Funeral Service: In remembrance of a TV legend. On Sunday, April 30, 2019, a private burial service was held in Chicago for Jerry Springer, and he was laid to rest there. The ceremony, which included traditional Jewish burial rites and was attended by the late host’s family and friends, took place three days after Springer passed away at the age of 79 on Thursday, April 27, in his home in Chicago. The date of his passing was April 27.
On the same day, it was disclosed that the former contestant on The Masked Singer had passed away due to complications from pancreatic cancer. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, a public memorial service for Springer will take place on May 16 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and would include “videos, speakers, and a musical performance recognizing Springer’s love of folk music.” Information regarding the purchase of tickets for the event will be made available at a later time.
“Jerry’s ability to connect with people was at the heart of his success in everything he tried,” read a statement released by a family representative on Thursday. “Whether that was politics, broadcasting, or just joking with people on the street who wanted a photo or a word,” the statement continued. “He is irreplaceable, and the loss of his presence causes excruciating pain; however, memories of his intelligence, heart, and humor will endure for all time.”
Galvin continued by saying, “To commemorate Jerry, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, you consider following his spirit and making a donation or committing to an act of kindness to someone who is in need or a worthwhile advocacy organization. They ask that you do this to honor Jerry. To paraphrase what he frequently advised, “Take care of yourself and each other,”
A number of the celebrity pals of Springer, including Steve Wilkos, have expressed their admiration for the former contestant on Dancing With the Stars.
After Wilkos, now 59 years old, was hired as a security guard for Jerry Springer in the 1990s, the two began to get along and eventually became good friends. Jerry was the man who had the greatest impact on my life, second only to my own father. On Thursday, the host of the Steve Wilkos Show told Us magazine that he owes everything he has now to his friend Jerry. “He was the brightest, most generous, and kindest guy I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Both myself and my wife, Rachelle Wilkos, are inconsolable. We are going to miss him tremendously.