A spokeswoman for the host said Gloria Fallon died Saturday at a New York City hospital with her son and other family by her side. "Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time". A source told HuffPost on Friday that she had been hospitalized for an unspecified illness, prompting the late-night host to take time off from his show.
As it was noted back in a 1999 profile from New York Magazine, Jimmy Fallon was extremely close to his family. "My parents were really overprotective, so [my sister and I] kinda had to stay in the house".
Jimmy was quoted as saying that his mother was a "total square" who entered the Catholic sisterhood for a brief stint as a nun. News confirmed. She was 68. "When did 'Sound of Music" come out? NBC will show reruns until Fallon returns.
In a 2004 NY magazine article, Fallon described his happy childhood with mom Gloria, dad Jim and sister Gloria. She met her husband, James Fallon, while they were in high school together in Brooklyn.
Earlier this year, Fallon donated $100,000 to Saugerties High School to support technology in the arts.