Tonight Show to Air Reruns This Week After Jimmy Fallon's Mother Dies

Peter Castro
November 6, 2017

Jimmy Fallon's mother, former Upstate New York resident Gloria Fallon, is dead at age 68. Her loved ones, including The Tonight Show host, were by her side at the NYU Langone Medical Centre in NY.

"Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time", a spokesperson for the NBC late-night show said. Her hospitalization following what's been reported as a brief illness caused NBC to cancel the November 3 Tonight taping, with a rerun airing instead.

"On behalf of everyone at NBC, we extend our deepest condolences to Jimmy and all his family at this time of enormous loss", NBC said in a statement.

Jimmy Fallon's mother, Gloria, passed away Saturday, ABC News has confirmed.

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An accomplished comedian, Fallon became the host of The Tonight Show in 2014, succeeding Jay Leno to become the star of the iconic late night program. We were forced to hang out with each other.

Her son once shared on The Howard Stern Show that she was a nun at one point in her life, for a brief period. I didn't get the calling!' Ha! Jimmy spoke often on The Tonight Show about his tight-knit family and the one that he attempted to mimic with his own children.

Earlier this year, Fallon donated $100,000 to Saugerties High School to support technology in the arts.

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