Jimmy Fallon's Mom Gloria Passes Away One Day After 'Tonight Show' Episode Was Canceled

November 5, 2017

USA Today

Jimmy Fallon is mourning the loss of his mother today.

The late night comedian’s mother, Gloria, passed away on Saturday (November 4), according to published reports. She had been sick for some time, apparently. In fact, the comedian had canceled Friday’s (November 3) episode of The Tonight Show to be at her bedside.

A Fallon family spokesperson told PEOPLE that Gloria passed away peacefully, and that Jimmy was at her bedside (along with her loved ones) at the hospital in NYC when she passed away yesterday. 

Gloria was 68. 
Tapings of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon have been cancelled this week, according to the network. Repeat episodes of the show will air instead.