‘The Tonight Show’ had canceled taping its Friday episode so Fallon could be with his mother in the hospital.
Late-night host Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria Fallon, died Saturday in New York City. She was 68.
The mother of two children, Gloria and Jimmy, Fallon was part of a close-knit family. She met her husband, James Fallon, while they were in high school together in Brooklyn. The younger Gloria appeared on the late-night staple as part of her brother’s game segments.
“Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, died peacefully on Saturday. Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC,” according to a statement from a Fallon family spokesperson. “Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.”
On Friday, NBC announced that The Tonight show had canceled that night’s episode so that Fallon could be with his mother in the hospital. A repeat episode aired in its place.
Fallon was in attendance when her son first took over as host of The Tonight Show in 2014.
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