Jerry Springer’s humble grave unveiled after ‘small funeral’

Jerry Springer dies aged 79

Jerry Springer’s humble gravestone has been unveiled following his “small” funeral.

Pictures obtained by TMZ show the modest memorial after the legendary TV host’s private ceremony in Chicago last week.

He died last month following a short battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 79.

The Jerry Springer Show presenter will now be remembered with a large gravestone and memorial bench near his home.

The touching tributes are inscribed with his surname “SPRINGER”.

Another marker shows Jerry’s first name “Gerald Norman” while next to his grave is a plot ready for his wife of nearly 50 years Margaret “Micki” Velton.

Held in a Chicago suburb, Jerry’s funeral was reportedly very small and private, with a public memorial scheduled for later this month.

The ceremony was “attended by a small group of people and followed traditional Jewish customs”, per Page Six.

TMZ reports a public memorial is set to take place later this month on May 16 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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The public memorial will take place in the area in which where Jerry served as mayor from 1977 until 1978.

He was best known for The Jerry Springer Show, which ran from 1991 until 2018 in the US. It ended after more than 4,000 episodes,

TV Guide ranked it No. 1 on a list of “Worst Shows in the History of Television,” but it was ratings gold.

He previously contended that the people on his show volunteered to be subjected to whatever ridicule or humiliation awaited them.

His series inspired the UK’s The Jeremy Kyle Show, which ran on ITV between 2005 and 2019.

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