Jimmy Fallon’s mother died at a Manhattan hospital Saturday. She was 68.
Gloria Fallon’s death came a day after her son canceled a taping of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
“Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC,” a family spokesperson told the Daily News.
“Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.”
Gloria Fallon and her husband Jim hung out at block parties in Sunset Park, Brooklyn before they moved upstate to raise Jimmy and his sister Gloria, according to New York magazine.
Fallon described his mother as a “total square” growing up who briefly spent time as a nun.“She wasn’t allowed to leave her stoop in Brooklyn,” Fallon said. “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.”