Jimmy Fallon’s Mother Dies, Day After ‘Tonight Show’ Was Canceled


Gloria Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’

‘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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  1. Although I completely disagreed with his (and all of his contemporaries) endless jabs and insults of a democratically elected president, he deserves the sympathy due someone that loses his mother at such an early age. I hope he and his family find peace in the days to come.
    RIP Gloria

  2. Heck, JImmy Fallon is the least politically-driven host of a late night show. Remember the flak he got for tousling The Donald’s hair and not asking the President hard-hitting questions? Currently, Colbert has passed Fallon in the ratings. Over time, however, I think Jimmy’s generalist approach to humour will attract viewers who’ve been inundated all day long with blue-versus-red infowars.

    Gloria’s right though on the comparatively young age of Jimmy’s mum. Back in my childhood, grandparents looked old. Today’s seniors generally age gracefully…maybe because they haven’t survived a world war and Great Depression like the previous generation.

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