Jerry Judge, Johnny Depp's longtime bodyguard, died on April 5, his company said. In a statement, Noble Protection said, “Music & Arts' founder and managing director passed away today. #JerryJudge, you were Mr. Security in the UK entertainment business. You were a one-of-a-kind nice guy with a heart as big as a lion. You were a great friend for many years.
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Who is Jerry Judge?
Longtime talk show host Jerry Springer died at his home in Chicago, Illinois, on April 27, 2023. His age was 79. “Jerry's ability to connect with people was the key to his success in everything he did, whether it was politics, broadcasting, or just joking with people on the street who wanted a photo or a word,” Jene Galvin, a lifelong friend and spokeswoman for the family, said in a statement.
“He can't be replaced, and his loss hurts a lot, but memories of his intelligence, heart, and sense of humor will live on.” In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the TV host said what he would want written on his gravestone. Springer told ET at the time, “I know what I'm going to put on my tombstone.” “‘I won't see you right away.'”
Jene Galvin and TMZ say that Jerry Springer died of pancreatic cancer, which he had for a short time. He was told he had the disease a few months before he died.
Who is Jerry Judge?
Jerry Judge is not only Springer's Johnny Depp's bodyguard but he is also an actor. His afternoon talk show The Jerry Springer Show aired for 27 years. The controversial TV show showed big fights on stage while the crowd chanted “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry” during the opening. After the show finished, he started another show called Judge Jerry, which ran from 2019 to 2022. His last TV appearance was on The Masked Singer in 2022. Springer is left by his daughter, Katie, and his sister, Evelyn.
Before his famous talk show, which was mostly about fights and debate, Springer was a lawyer and politician in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he joined the city council in 1971 and became mayor in 1977. After admitting he hired a sex worker, he got one year in jail.
He said, “It is with deep sorrow that I announce my resignation from the City Council today. I know what I'm giving up, which is a huge chance to help run this great city with other people. But this has to be done because of very personal family reasons.
My family must and does come before my own personal job. Thank you all for everything you've done for me. I hope I gave you something good in exchange.” He later tried to run for governor of Ohio in 1982, but Richard Celeste beat him.
He moved to TV and became a host on WLWT, which is an NBC station. The Jerry Springer Show, which is very divisive, began in 1991 as a show about politics. Over the years, the format was known for showing cheating cases involving regular people, which usually ended with the cheaters fighting and security trying to stop them.