Late-night star and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon's mother Gloria passed away on Saturday (November 4) at the age of 68.
The taping of Fallon's show was cancelled on Friday (November 3), citing a family emergency. In the wake of Fallon's mother's death, NBC has called off Tonight Show tapings for the week of November 6 to 10.
The network also offered a statement, which reads: "On behalf of everyone at NBC, we extend our deepest condolences to Jimmy and all his family at this time of enormous loss. Our hearts go out to Jimmy and everyone else whose lives were so touched by Gloria Fallon's love, kindness and support."
A number of other Fallon's celebrity friends, colleagues and past guests on his show have also reached out with messages of sympathy on social media. See a selection of those below.
Mom is the first audience and the best. Remembering Jimmy Fallon and his family in our prayers today.— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 5, 2017
I'm sad to say my friend Jimmy's mother has passed away... sending him all the love in my heart ... Keep smilin Jimmy..... pic.twitter.com/SWaAA4YjRn— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 6, 2017
Heartbroken for your loss @jimmyfallon. 💔— terrycrews (@terrycrews) November 5, 2017
Your mother was an absolute sweetheart. Whether it's a friend or a fan, we're all thinking about you. We love you Jimmy! @jimmyfallon— Chris Kattan (@ChrisKattan) November 6, 2017
I️ just wanna send my thoughts and prayers out to @jimmyfallon and his family in this time of morning. My condolences to you bro. 😭— AJ McLean (@skulleeroz) November 5, 2017
So very sad to hear about @jimmyfallon's mum, Gloria. She must have been a beautiful soul because her son has such a kind and loving heart.— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) November 5, 2017
Jimmy's mom was full of energy, fun, a hearty laugh & twinkle in her eye. The apple didn't fall far from the tree. Love to all the Fallons— Andy Cohen (@Andy) November 5, 2017
.@jimmyfallon I am truly sorry to hear about your mom. Sending you and your family lots of love during this incredibly difficult time.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 5, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you @jimmyfallon and Nancy during this time. Losing a parent is so difficult.— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) November 6, 2017