The death came one day after the Tonight Show host cancelled his Nov. 3rd show due to “a private Fallon family matter.”
Having cancelled his Friday taping of the Tonight Show, a spokesman for the Fallon family told People that Gloria had passed peacefully.
Gloria Fallon (right) with Jimmy's Dad, Jim Sr.
The Tonight Show
The family spokesperson told People:
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.
The comedian also told Howard Stern in June that his mother had been a nun for “like a week, but it counts.”
There has been no official word yet on the status of the Nov. 5th show.