Jimmy Fallon's Mother Dies at 68

Gloria Fallon died Saturday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 5, 2017 3:05 PM CST
Jimmy Fallon's Mother Dies
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The mother of Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has died, a day after the show canceled one of its tapings. A spokeswoman for the host said Gloria Fallon died Saturday at a New York City hospital with her son and other family by her side. She was 68 years old. Fallon told AP through his spokeswoman that he had lost his "biggest fan."

The Tonight Show had canceled its episode Friday, following reports of a family matter. Gloria Fallon had attended the taping of her son's first night hosting The Tonight Show in 2014. Jimmy Fallon has also featured his mom in the show's hashtag segment, #MomQuotes.

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