Jimmy Fallon’s mother Gloria died Saturday night at a New York City hospital. This happened just one day after Jimmy Fallon has unexpectedly canceled a taping on The Tonight Show.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, a family spokesperson confirmed the sad news early this morning and noted that Gloria Fallon died at the York University Langone Medical Center, surrounded by Jimmy and more loved ones from her family.
No specific cause of death was announced.
Just a few hours before Jimmy’s mother’s death was confirmed, The Tonight Show house band drummer and co-frontman Questlove spoke to a TMZ reporter about the family emergency that required Jimmy to cancel the taping.
While he was caught leaving the Director’s Guild in West Hollywood, the musician commented in a very somber tone.
He said that when you lose someone, it is always sad when a reporter asked him how Jimmy was doing.
As it was noted back in a 1999 profile from New York Magazine, Jimmy Fallon was extremely close to his family.
Jimmy was quoted as saying that his mother was a ‘total square’ who entered the Catholic sisterhood for a brief stint as a nun.
‘She was a nun for about a month, but then she was like, ‘You know what? I didn’t get the calling!’ Ha! When did Sound of Music come out? I think there was like a thing where everyone wanted to be a nun.’ Our hearts and thoughts go to Gloria’s family and friends.