Jimmy Fallon's Mother Dies One Day After The Tonight Show Taping Cancelled

The Tonight Show host's mother passes away surrounded by family

By Meg Swertlow Nov 05, 2017 10:57 PMTags
Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight ShowAndrew Lipovsky/NBC

UPDATE on Sunday, November 5: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tapings scheduled for the week of November 6-10 has been canceled in wake of Jimmy Fallon's mother's death and reruns will air instead.

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


Such a sad turn of events...

Jimmy Fallon's mother, Gloria Fallon, has passed away on Saturday, E! News can confirm. She was 68.

In a statement given to E! News, a rep said, "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.  Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time."   

The news comes one day after the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon host cancelled a taping of the late-night talk show.

On Friday, Variety reported that NBC had cancelled the show's taping due to "a private Fallon family matter."

The peacock network aired a repeat episode of the show from September instead.

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According to IMDB, the funnyman's mother has appeared as her self on the late-night show two times since Fallon begain hosting in 2014.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy and his family.

—Additional reporting by Lauren Piester

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