Jimmy Fallon’s mother has passed away just one day after the host canceled the Friday taping of The Tonight Show to be by her side. Now, celebrities are reaching out to the comedian to offer their condolences during this extremely difficult time.
People confirmed the death of Gloria Fallon last night after speaking with a family spokesperson. Jimmy was with his mother when she passed at NYU Langone Medical Center. The cause of death has not been revealed.
Now celebrities have taken to social media to offer their condolences to the Saturday Night Live alum. Jimmy is one of the most loved people in entertainment, and celebrities and fans alike are grieving for him and his family.
Long-time guest and Fallon buddy, Terry Crews, shared a simple message to Jimmy this morning, saying he was “heartbroken” for his friend. Terry and Jimmy performed one of the Tonight Show‘s funniest skits, “Nip Syncing,” in 2014, which has over 34 million views on YouTube.
Fellow late night talk show host, Stephen Colbert, tweeted about mothers in general saying “Mom is the first audience and the best.” He went on to say Jimmy’s family would be in his prayers today. Colbert was one of the surprise guests on Jimmy’s first Tonight Show episode and welcomed him to the 11:30 p.m. time slot.
Steve Irwin’s widow, Terri Irwin, also offered her condolences to the talk show host this morning. Terri’s son, Robert Irwin, is a frequent guest of Jimmy’s who brings animals to The Tonight Show just like his late father did with Jay Leno. Terri praised Gloria for raising such a wonderful son, and called her a “beautiful soul.”
Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean also reached out to Jimmy this morning offering his condolences and sending thoughts and prayers.
Fellow comedians Loni Love and Stephen Glickman also gave special shoutouts to Jimmy and his family, both sending love and encouraging him to remember the good times.
No one has shown more love than the FalPals, Jimmy and the Tonight Show‘s fanbase. Twitter is still flooding with compassion and love from all his loyal fans.
Jimmy has not shared any post on social media addressing his mother’s death, as he has always kept his family life private. There is no word yet on when he will return to The Tonight Show. For now, repeat episodes will air throughout the week.
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