Jimmy Fallon’s Mother, Gloria Fallon, Dies One Day After Canceled Tonight Show Taping

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A day after The Tonight Show announced its regularly scheduled Friday taping would be canceled due to a “private family matter” involving Jimmy Fallon, it’s sadly been reported that Fallon’s mother has died. Per People, Gloria Fallon passed away at the age of 68 in the hospital after a brief illness, and was able to be around her family and friends until the end. “Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, died peacefully on Saturday,” a Fallon family spokesperson said in a statement. “Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.”

Fallon has spoken out numerous times about how he’s extremely close with his mother, even telling us a few years ago that she “calls him every day with notes” about his performances. Per Deadline, tapings of The Tonight Show have been canceled for the entire week of November 6–10. Reruns will be aired instead. “On behalf of everyone at NBC, we extend our deepest condolences to Jimmy and all his family at this time of enormous loss,” a statement reads. “Our hearts go out to Jimmy and everyone else whose lives were so touched by Gloria Fallon’s love, kindness and support.”

Jimmy Fallon’s Mom Dies After Canceled Tonight Show Taping