Jimmy Fallon’s Mother Dies, ‘Tonight’ Show Cancels This Week’s Tapings

Gloria Fallon “died peacefully on Saturday. Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones,” a family statement reads

Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, passed away Saturday, the day after the popular host canceled the taping of “The Tonight Show” to be with her. She was 68.

“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,” a Fallon family spokesman said in a statement. “Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.”

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” tapings have been cancelled for the week of Nov. 6-10. Repeat episodes will be scheduled.

Friday’s taping of his late-night program was canceled due to “a private Fallon family matter,” NBC said a statement earlier that day. A source close to the situation told TheWrap at the time that Fallon’s mother was ill and he had joined his family to be at her hospital bedside.

Gloria was in the audience, cheering on her son the first night he took over as the “The Tonight Show” host in 2014.

Although Fallon has always kept a low profile with his family life, he would occasionally share family anecdotes about his mom, like the time he told Howard Stern that she was a nun at one point.

Most recently, there was this sweet tweet:

Condolences for the Fallon family have begun to pour in.

“On behalf of everyone at NBC, we extend our deepest condolences to Jimmy and all his family at this time of enormous loss. Our hearts go out to Jimmy and everyone else whose lives were so touched by Gloria Fallon’s love, kindness and support,” a network spokesperson said in a statement.