Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, unexpectedly passed away Saturday at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. As a result, episodes of the Tonight Show have been cancelled from November 6-10.
A spokesperson for Fallon issued the following statement:
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.
Condolences are streaming in to Fallon from all over the world, but one very special note came from one of Fallon’s competitors.
On Sunday, Late Show host Stephen Colbert posted this heartfelt message to Jimmy on Twitter:
In 2013, Colbert’s mother Lorna passed away at age 92, so understands well what Jimmy is going through.
In response, many on Twitter sent the Fallon family their love and sympathies…
And felt Colbert’s message was perfect for the sad occasion…
Fallon and his mom enjoyed a close relationship and he spoke about her often in interviews.
For example, he often would tell the story about how his mother was briefly a nun:
Our condolences during this difficult time, Jimmy.