Jimmy Fallon's Mother Has Passed Away

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Jimmy Fallon and his loved ones are in mourning.

The comedian sadly lost his mother, Gloria, on Saturday, one day after NBC canceled a taping of The Tonight Show due to a Fallon family emergency.

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Said a spokesperson for the talk show host and his relatives:

“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.”

Gloria was 68 years old.

It's unclear whether she had been ill for a long period of time, but at least Fallon was able to be with his mother at the time of her passing.

Jimmy Fallon on His Show

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

In its place, the network ran an episode that had originally aired in September.

According to IMDB, Gloria made two appearances on her son's show over the years.

Fallon keeps his private life mostly private, but he did open up about his mother at times over the years.

Jimmy Fallon Golden Globes Promo Pic

Just this past June, he revealed to Howard Stern that Gloria used to be a nun.

A month before that, he shared a memory about Gloria as part of a “#MomQuotes” segment for the talk show.

“My mom and I were talking on the phone for the third time that day and she actually said, ‘We don’t talk enough,’ ” he tweeted at the time.

Jimmy Fallon as Host

We send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to Fallon and his family.

It's unclear if Fallon will resume taping The Tonight Show next week, but he should obviously take as long as he needs to mourn.

May Gloria Fallon rest in peace.

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