ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Jerry Springer is not dead. A fake Jerry Springer car crash death story is prompting confusion among fans of the TV talk show host today. Some fans are erroneously tweeting “RIP Jerry Springer”. The story, however, is completely false. Springer hasn’t been in a crash, and he hasn’t been driving 95 miles per hour in 55 miles per hour zone.
Jerry Springer ironically has something in common today with Tiesto and David Guetta. Springer is the victim of the infamous Global Associated Media Fetcher Roswell car accident story. In September, news reports quickly debunked the fabricated tale by Global as a hoax. But today, like many of Jerry’s own talk show stories, this crash story is coming back to life.
The fabricated tale comes from a template that has been used against countless celebrities for several years. What began as an attempt to kill off Disney pre-teen stars and immerging rappers in 2009, fake celebrity death stories now strike athletes, like John Cena, and even film actors, like Eddie Murphy.
But today’s action might be the first time that a fabricated death tale has been used against at talk show host. “The vehicle was believed to have been traveling at approximately 95 miles per hour in a 55mph zone at the time of the accident”, reads the false tale.
Of course, a quick perusal of both the Springer show’s Twitter account and Jerry’s own account reveals the Global claim is false. “Have you voted for Jerry’s Hottest Knockout yet”, writes the Springer show this morning. Today, the show has shared a series of notable one-liners from recent episodes. Melissa recently fumed “Don’t make me go gospel gangster on you” while Myeisha fired back “You done kissed my man and took my good weave. It’s on now!”