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Talk show host Jimmy Fallon's mother, Gloria Fallon, has passed away at the age of 68. The news surfaced after The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon host canceled the November 3 taping of his show, citing a family emergency. A spokesperson for Jimmy Fallon later shared that Gloria, who died of an undisclosed disease, was surrounded by her son and other family when she passed away at a New York City hospital on Saturday, November 4.
Addressing the Associated Press through a spokesperson, Fallon shared that he had lost his "biggest fan." The Saturday Night Live alum had a close relationship with his mother, and tweeted in May that he was accustomed to chatting with her several times a day.
On Sunday, Stephen Colbert took to Twitter to share his condolences for the fellow talk show host.
In light of the sad news, The Tonight Show has canceled tapings for the week of November 6 and will instead air repeat episodes. "On behalf of everyone at NBC, we extend our deepest condolences to Jimmy and all his family at this time of enormous loss," the network shared in a statement. "Our hearts go out to Jimmy and everyone else whose lives were so touched by Gloria Fallon's love, kindness and support."
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